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.

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SBS Radio Dutch: Adapting to change
By Anneke Boudewijn It’s hard to compare SBS Radio today with radio 2EA of the early 1980’s. I joined in ...
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SBA Radio -40 Years SBS Radio "Sundays" - 12-10-2015
SBA Radio -40 Years SBS Radio “Sundays” – 12-10-2015
Sunday used to be the most popular day for the Dutch program. Former presenters Ries Hovius, Theo ten Brummelaar, Mijntje ...
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SBS Radio 40 years: the early years #2 - 1-5-2015
SBS Radio 40 years: the early years #2 – 1-5-2015
All Dutch people speak English was the answer when the Dutch came knocking on the door of Radio 2EA management, ...
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SBS Radio – Our memories – 40 years SBS radio #1  – 1-5-2015
SBS Radio – Our memories – 40 years SBS radio #1 – 1-5-2015
Memories and stories by and of the people who have made SBS Dutch Radio into what it is today. A ...
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DACC Paper-based ARCHIVES
DACC Paper-based ARCHIVES
The Dutch Australian Cultural Centre was founded in 1983 and gives as its aims and objectives in its mission statement, ...
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Profile Dutch ecological geneticist Professor Madeleine van Oppen
Profile Dutch ecological geneticist Professor Madeleine van Oppen
Senior Principal Research ScientistA Healthy and Resilient GBRAustralian Research Council Laureate Fellow (2019-2023) https://www.aims.gov.au/our-people/prof-madeleine-van-oppen ...
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William Henry Paling 1825-1895
William Henry Paling 1825-1895
The Palings Building in these pictures is a heritage-listed retail building located at 86 Queen Street, Brisbane City. It was ...
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SBS Audio - 1st generation story Yvon Davis-Kamp
SBS Audio – 1st generation story Yvon Davis-Kamp
It is said that 30 % of the people who migrate to Australia have returned home again but former SBS ...
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SBS Audio - 1st generation story: Corrienne Dias-Verbon - 30-6-2016
SBS Audio – 1st generation story: Corrienne Dias-Verbon – 30-6-2016
Corrienne Dias-Verbon first lived as an expat in Bangkok before emigrating to Australia. It took some getting used to but ...
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SBS Audio - 1st generation story: Walter Hes  22-2-2017
SBS Audio – 1st generation story: Walter Hes 22-2-2017
Dutchman Walter Hes came to Australia in the 80s and now at the age of 80 he has published his ...
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SBS Audio - 1st generation story: Sjoerd van der Meulen 26-5-2015
SBS Audio – 1st generation story: Sjoerd van der Meulen 26-5-2015
Sjoerd van der Meulen makes music in the hills of Bellingen NSW. In order to understand his story we need ...
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SBS Audio - 1st generation story: Richard Kuipers - 9-12-2015
SBS Audio – 1st generation story: Richard Kuipers – 9-12-2015
Richard Kuipers from Tiel came to Australia in the sixties with a few guilders in his pocket but a burning ...
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SBS Audio - First generation stories: Cees Koeman - 21-11-2014
SBS Audio – First generation stories: Cees Koeman – 21-11-2014
Cees Koeman came here as an eighteen year old seeking adventure. He loved cowboy stories as a child and the ...
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SBS Audio - 1st generation story: from Aruba to Australia - 28-8-2015
SBS Audio – 1st generation story: from Aruba to Australia – 28-8-2015
After an expat life in Suriname and Aruba it was time to make permanent lifestyle decisions. Although it was not ...
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SBS Audio - First generation stories: From Zaandam to Australia - 21-11-2014
SBS Audio – First generation stories: From Zaandam to Australia – 21-11-2014
Simone van Hattem was a child when she came to Australia the first time and 14 when they emigrated a ...
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SBS Audio - First generation stories: emigrating later in life 21-11-2014
SBS Audio – First generation stories: emigrating later in life 21-11-2014
Not everyone who comes here to built a new life, comes early in their career. But to come later in ...
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SBS Video – Dr Doorzetter interview on SBS
Dit is Dr Doorzetter - my real name is Dr Edward Tearle. Ik ben een engelse arts op het eiland ...
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SBS Video – Dutch Aussies in Houten 28-1-2019
Here is a telephone interview done in Australia by SBS Dutch with a Aussie family who shifted to The Netherlands ...
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SBS Video – Petronella Wensing, Dutch migrant to Australia
Description: : Petronella Wensing and her husband Michael – a painter – migrated from the Netherlands to Australia in 1953 ...
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SBS Video – 2013 in vogelvlucht
Een klein overzicht van SBSDutch in 2013. Stonden we er niet gekleurd op met de 15 meter hoge NL badkuip ...
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SBS Video – Scheyville Migration Camp – then and now -Carla Moore explains 10-5-2011
15 May 2011 @ Scheyville 100 years of this location will be celebrated. I was there briefly, as a Dutch-born ...
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SBS Video – Scheyville Migrants Reunion 15-5-2011 – interview with Jonathan Sanders
Jonathan Sanders, is Area Manager for part of NSW national parks and an expert on Scheyville . He is a ...
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SBS Video – Dutch folkdance teacher Andre van de Plas in Canberra 25-7-2016
Dutch folkdancing teacher Andre van de Plas travels once a year to Australia to teach in all the major cities ...
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TB screen compulsory
TB screen compulsory
Dutch Australian Weekly 26 May 1967 - Doorlichting nu veplicht ...
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DACC interest in migration museum Powerhouse Museum - 2016
DACC interest in migration museum Powerhouse Museum – 2016
Mr. Robert Borsak, Chair, Inquiry into NSW Museums and Galleries, Legislative Council, NSW Government, Parliament House, Sydney. 8th July 2016 ...
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DACC supports Migration Museum - North Parramatta Development Plans
DACC supports Migration Museum – North Parramatta Development Plans
Dear NSW Government Planners, We registered our interest in your 2019 plans and three of our DACC committee attended a ...
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In memoriam Vera Rado 10-11-2020
In memoriam Vera Rado 10-11-2020
As a teenager she was kept captive in a Japanese camp on Java ...
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50 Anniversary of the liberation of Netherlands East Indies
50 Anniversary of the liberation of Netherlands East Indies
In 1995 the Dutch Australian Cultural Centre organised a 50 year liberation in the Dutch East Indies commemoration at their ...
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The Dutch Houses of Coopers Plains
The Dutch Houses of Coopers Plains
After WWII, there was a severe housing problem in Brisbane, especially with the enormous influx of migrants. There were not ...
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Cover book on Dutch Houses in Coopers Plains
Cover book on Dutch Houses in Coopers Plains
Build in the 1950s in Brisbane ...
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Abraham van Weeren, Ipswich, Queensland
Abraham van Weeren, Ipswich, Queensland
Involved in building Dutch Houses in Brisbane ...
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Baby immigrant Alois van Elsen, Brisbane
Baby immigrant Alois van Elsen, Brisbane
Coopers Plains Brisbane June 1952 ...
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Migration story Jan Logeman Part 2
Migration story Jan Logeman Part 2
'RICH NOR POOR DOWN UNDER' (JAN LOGEMAN) PT 2 ...
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Migration story Jan Logeman Part 1
Migration story Jan Logeman Part 1
'RICH NOR POOR DOWN UNDER' (JAN LOGEMAN) PT 1 ...
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Opening  Abel Tasman Village and Dutch Austrian Centre
Opening Abel Tasman Village and Dutch Austrian Centre
1994-02-21 DAC DATE FOR OPENING ABLE TASMAN VILLAGE AND DAC ...
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Letter from Abel Tasman Village to Sunrise Choir
Letter from Abel Tasman Village to Sunrise Choir
1990-07-13 ABLE TASMAN TO SUNRISE Jan Joosten Anne Dijkman ...
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