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.

Federation of Netherlands Societies
Federation of Netherlands Societies
In November 1967 the Federation of Netherland societies was incorporated under the company’s act . The articles of association were ...
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Engelandvaarder Kees van Brink (1915-2004)
Engelandvaarder Kees van Brink (1915-2004)
Cornelis Hendrik 'Kees' van Brink (Schiedam, 20 maart 1915 - Sydney (Australië), 11 december 2004) Kees was een geheim agent ...
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The Netherlands Benevolent Trust Fund and the Marshall Plan
The Netherlands Benevolent Trust Fund and the Marshall Plan
Learning from the lessons of WWI, after WWII a massive reconstruction plan was developed for the reconstruction of Europe. In ...
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Nederlandse Vereniging in de Southerland Shire
Nederlandse Vereniging in de Southerland Shire
(Abstract from the organisation's history) The first gathering took place in August 1953 at the Highway Cafe in Sutherland. Its ...
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Dutch Carnaval Society the Boomerangs
Dutch Carnaval Society the Boomerangs
Carnaval's pin 1983Download Anniversary Newsletter 1961 - 1983Download Newsletter September 1971Download Associate membership 1992Download Appointment of J, Leyten as Prince ...
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The invisible immigrants: Dutch migrants in South Australia
The invisible immigrants: Dutch migrants in South Australia
Introduction to the publication (2011). ‘God made the world but the Dutch made Holland’ is an old saying referring to ...
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Dutch emigration ships
Dutch emigration ships
Source: Our Story Brisbane Shipping schedule of Royal Mail Service Batavia - Amsterdam - April 1933Download ...
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Dutch Migrant History - Queensland
Dutch Migrant History – Queensland
Like everywhere else in Australia there is also a rich history of the Dutch in Queensland. Many Dutch people settled ...
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Netherlands Association of Queensland
Netherlands Association of Queensland
It all started in 1952. Four Dutch men, recently arrived in Australia, started a `Klaverjas' (Dutch card game-only known in ...
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Brisbane Lions and its Dutch heritage
Brisbane Lions and its Dutch heritage
The origins of the Brisbane Lions can be traced back to the founding of Hollandia-Inala F.C. by Dutch immigrants in ...
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Bert van Wijk - Richlands, Brisbane
Bert van Wijk – Richlands, Brisbane
Personal story from Bert van Wijk. Source; 150 years Richlands, Inala & Neighbouring Suburbs in Brisbane's South West by Vicki ...
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Ben Morcus Brisbane
Ben Morcus Brisbane
Article published in "150 years Richland, Inala, Neighbouring suburbs in Brisbane's South West by Vicki Mynott - 2009 EPSON MFP ...
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Interviews met Antropoloog Ad Borsboom
Interviews met Antropoloog Ad Borsboom
Gesprekken met antropoloog Ad Borsboom die in de 70 er jaren bij de Aboriginies in Arhem land woonde met zijn ...
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Dutch TV
Dutch TV
Dutch TV is a weekly television program on community TV Channel 31 in Melbourne and Geelong (Australia) and Foxtel Aurora ...
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Wacol Remembered 1949-1987
Wacol Remembered 1949-1987
In the immediate post-War World years, refugees from war-torn Europe were resettled in different places across Australia. By 1949, it ...
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Prins Willem Alexander Village Brisbane
Prins Willem Alexander Village Brisbane
The Netherlands Retirement Village Association of Qld Inc.The village, located at 62 Collingwood Road, Birkdale, is owned and operated by ...
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Isodoor Berkelouw moved the book business to Australia
Isodoor Berkelouw moved the book business to Australia
The story of the famous Berkelouw bookstores goes back to Rotterdam in 1812. Several generations continued and grew the business ...
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Willem Hendrik Paling
Willem Hendrik Paling
Willem Paling (1 September 1825 – 27 August 1895) was born in Woerden, near Rotterdam. He was an accomplished Dutch ...
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The Sydney Railway Waltz by Willem Paling - 1855
The Sydney Railway Waltz by Willem Paling – 1855
The waltz was composed by Willem H. Paling, who had immigrated to Australia in 1853 from Woerden in the Netherlands ...
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Willem Paling and the villas 'Woerden' and 'The Lodge' in Stanmore, Sydney.
Willem Paling and the villas ‘Woerden’ and ‘The Lodge’ in Stanmore, Sydney.
One of the first known Dutch immigrants to Australia was Willem Paling, born in Woerden. He arrived in Sydney in ...
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2001-00-00 Heritage The Stanmore Walk (W H Paling)
2001-00-00 Heritage The Stanmore Walk (W H Paling)
This walk was designed by Paling, who was the mayor of Stanmore and had two villas here ...
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Five minutes with Jeroen ‘Dutchy’ Hulleman (interview)
Five minutes with Jeroen ‘Dutchy’ Hulleman (interview)
Republished with permission from Baking Business. Original article: https://bakingbusiness.com.au/five-minutes-with-jeroen-dutchy-hulleman/ Dutchy’s Bakehouse on the Sunshine Coast not only has a unique ...
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Righteous Among the Nations
Righteous Among the Nations
The Righteous Among the Nations, are non-Jews who took great risks to save Jews during the Holocaust. Rescue took many ...
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Hans Hulsbosch, independent brand designer
Hans Hulsbosch, independent brand designer
Hans Hulsbosch Born in Valkenswaard just south of Eindhoven, the Phillips city, age 62 in 2014. Hans married Marianne in ...
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Marijke Greenway, renowned artist and former world-class trampolinist
Marijke Greenway, renowned artist and former world-class trampolinist
Marijke Greenway is an achiever, in different countries, South Africa and Australia, and in quite different fields. Her story is ...
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Dick van Leer, People Lover and Entrepreneur
Dick van Leer, People Lover and Entrepreneur
Hans Fanoy and Jeltje Fanoy (nee Boer) with their children when visiting Australia. Not long ago, a book was published ...
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Dutch migrants key members of The Easybeats - Australia's greatest pop group of the mid-1960s.
Dutch migrants key members of The Easybeats – Australia’s greatest pop group of the mid-1960s.
The Easybeats are worldwide known for their 1966 superhit "Friday on My Mind”. It reached no. 16 on the Billboard ...
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Dick Dusseldorp Book
Dick Dusseldorp 1918-2000 – founder of Lend Lease
Born in Utrecht in the Netherlands in December 1918, Gerardus Dusseldorp was known as Dik as a child, the anglicised ...
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Oma's Coffee House and Clog Barn - Coffs Harbour
Oma’s Coffee House and Clog Barn – Coffs Harbour
The Clog Barn is one of Coffs Harbour's longest running tourist attractions. The business is still run by the family ...
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