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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Dutch and Australian Relics from Camp Columbia Brisbane

Camp Columbia in the suburb of Wacol in Brisbane was a United States Army military camp. It was built in 1942 to accommodate American troops. The Sixth US Army Headquarters was formed and stationed here. It also hosted two hospitals and an Officer Candidate School till 1945.  This was the

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Dutch Australian Heritage Centre – Victoria

The Dutch Australian Heritage Centre (DAHC) was established in 2000 with the aim to collect and display items of recognised significance relating to immigrants who arrived here from the Netherlands and the former Dutch East Indies, with special emphasis on migration in the post WWII period. The DAHC collection consists

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Dutch Carnaval Society the Boomerangs

The following text is from a booklet published by the Federation of Netherlands Societies Ltd. in February 1985. The research for this booklet was done by Mijntje Hagen. Nederlandse carnavalsvereniging De Boemerangs. The Boomerangs keep one of the oldest traditions of Europe alive, that is the yearly Festival before Lent, “Carnaval”. A

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The Dutch Australian Cultural Centre was founded in 1983 and gives as its aims and objectives in its mission statement, the collection, preservation, promotion and dissemination of Dutch culture and heritage in Australia. The Centre immediately started the collection of material for the archives and Library and now, after almost

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