The history covers three aspects:
- The early sporadic contacts between VOC seafareers and Indigenous people in the 17th century
- Dutch settlers in the 19th and early 20th century – small number (seee Duyker’s book)
- Mass immigration in the post -WWII period
The DACC researched the experiences of the post-WWII Dutch migrants in2005 and again in 2017, of post1990 Dutch migrants. Results reported elsewhere in this Digital Hub.