Four-hundred years ago, in March 1622, the Dutch ship Leeuwin encountered the south-west coast of Western Australia—the first recorded sighting of the area by Europeans. Known to the Wadandi Noongar people as Doogalup, the Dutch named it ‘t’Leeuwin’s Landt’, or ‘Leeuwin’s Land’. In 1801, in recognition of this early Dutch
The group was formed in 2016 and is Australia’s only 80 years war living history group. The group has around 40 members across the Eastern seaboard and has a very strong focus on an immersive living history impression. The Group participated in the Winterfest at the Hawkesbury showground in July
The Society was formed in 2000 by a group of history enthusiasts that were: Concerned at the lack of general knowledge about maritime events that took place in the 17th and 18th centuries off and on Western Australia’s (WA) coastline hundreds of years before the settlement of WA in 1829
Was Captain Cook was the first European to map Australia and was Matthew Flinders the first to circumnavigate? No way! Abel Tasman, the Dutch East India Company and the first Dutch discoveries. Everyone who passes through the vestibule of the Mitchell Library stops to admire the magnificent marble mosaic of
The world’s best new films come to Sydney this year for 12 days and nights of inspiring and entertaining premieres, talks and parties. Go and see one of the three films below, or why not all of them!? NR.10 – One whispered word sets into motion a precisely executed, unpredictable,
CHIFF, isa festival of the best new kid’s films from across the world screening only in cinemas from May 28 – June 13! CHIFF returns with three films from the Netherlands, including OINK – a hilarious Dutch-language animation about a girl who desperately wants a pet dog but is given a piglet
Our special program is all about variety, we will remember the many people who died during world war 2, including every war since our liberation in 1945 like right now in Ukraine. We celebrate Kings day and a belated Mothers Day, you still have a chance to give her another special day out. All Mothers
The Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Australia, H.E. Mrs Marion Derckx will at her official visit to Brisbane attend an information event at the site of the former Camp Columbia at Wacol, Brisbane. It was here that the Netherlands East Indies Government-in-Exile had its headquarters during WWII.
Bach to Bolling – Teije Hylkema and the Black Tulip jazz – performances Sydney, Queanbeyan, Orange, Yass, Goulburn April May
Bach to Bolling – Baroque Jazz Fusion Acclaimed cellist Teije Hylkema and the Black Tulip jazz trio come together to perform an uplifting baroque-jazz fusion concert. A movement of the legendary Bach suite’s is contrasted with a movement of Bolling’s Suite for cello and jazz trio, producing enchanting baroque and
Roland Spuij attended a guided tour by conservator Maggie Patton of the “Maps of the Pacific” in the Mitchell Library in Sydney. A brilliant exhibition of original maps going back to 1490, including the famous Tasman map of 1644 and other beautiful maps of Dutch cartographers and wonderful globes. And
The Clog Barn is one of Coffs Harbour’s longest running tourist attractions. The business is still run by the family. There are regular demonstrations of clog making at the barn. Tom Hartsuyker and his wife Rita immigrated from the Netherlands in 1951, where they settled in Musswelbrook in the Hunter Valley.
Get excited as from 12 March – 13 June 2022 the 23rd Biennale of Sydney will take place: rivers, wetlands and other salt freshwater ecosystems will feature in this Biennale, titled ‘Rivus’. The Bieannale is all about the varying political awareness of dynamic living systems: Can a river sue us over psychoactive sewage?
The Dutch – Australian connection here is a bit convoluted, but as it is too interesting to not cover it, so please bear with me. It starts with the van Texel family. Jan Cornelis van Texel was one of the first Dutchmen that arrived in America. He was one of
Personal report from Paul Budde about his meeting with Ayaan Hirsi. Written in 2007 Her full name is Ayaan Hirsi Ali. She was born in Somalia, in Africa. This is a worn-torn country, which already for many decades doesn’t have a proper government, it doesn’t have a banking system nor
Convict Trail Chairman and instigator Paul Budde received one of the inaugural Heritage Volunteer Awards – on 28 August 2002 from the Deputy Premier, the Hon Dr Andrew Refshauge, at a special ceremony in the NSW State Library. Paul moved from Oss in the Netherlands to Sydney, Australia in 1983,
Persoonlijk verslag van Paul Budde mbt zijn deelname aan het bezoek van Kroonprins Willem Alexander en Prinses Maxima aan Australia In mijn geval zijn er weken van voorbereidingen aan voorafgegaan met allerlei telefoontjes van en naar de Nederlandse ambassade maar voor de organisatoren zelf zijn er maanden aan hard werk
Press release Prime Minister Bob Hawke 27 September 1988 Her Majesty Queen Beatrix and His Royal Highness Prince Claus of the Netherlands will make an official visit to Australia from Monday October 24 to Saturday November 5. It will be the first time a reigning Dutch monarch will have visited
Australian-Dutch soprano Mirusia Louwerse performed at the Brisbane City Hall King George Square, Brisbane 19th of December. The event was hosted by baritone, Jason Barry-Smith, the concert featured popular Dutch-Australian Mirusia Louwerse, along with the Queensland Choir and the Brisbane Symphony Orchestra conducted by Stefanie Smith . She has been
Dutch TV is a weekly television program on community TV Channel 31 in Melbourne and Geelong (Australia) and Foxtel Aurora. (Australia wide) They have been broadcasting for 6 years. The program is about Dutch people living in Australia and is presented mostly in Dutch with English subtitles so that we
Abstract from the Australian Directory of Biography https://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/van-otterloo-jan-william-11909 Jan William van Otterloo (1907–1978) From 1949 until 1973 Willem van Otterloo was chief conductor of The Hague Residentie-Orkest. After successful tours of Australia for the Australian Broadcasting Commission in 1962 and 1965, van Otterloo was chief conductor (1967-68) of the Melbourne
Een klein overzicht van SBSDutch in 2013. Stonden we er niet gekleurd op met de 15 meter hoge NL badkuip eend in Darling Harbour? Jaren werd er gewerkt aan de poppen voor de tentoonstelling Echos of the Past. In Melbourne ging de reizende tentoonstelling Anne Frank in premiere. De NL
“Hemel” Nu te zien in het Sydney Film Festival. Zaterdag 16.6.12 vertelt Sacha over haar film op SBS radio Dutch This is a YouTube video. After playing the video, press the return button to go back to the DACC Hub.
A perfect evening for a “Dirk Hartog” lecture at the Maritime Museum in Sydney with Prof. Wendy van Duivenvoorde, Dutch C-G Willem Cosijn and a rooftop projection for all of Sydney to see. This is a YouTube video. After playing the video, press the return button to go back to
SBS Video – Dutch Politician – Boris Dittrich (in Sydney) vertelt over zijn nieuwe boek Moord en Brand
Boris Dittrich, Advocacy Director LGBT rights program Human Rights Watch, talk about his work – visit to Canberra and the plans of Human Rights to establish a Sydney office. This is a YouTube video. After playing the video, press the return button to go back to the DACC Hub.
Blue monolith by Hans Hofmann. One of the highlights of the exhibition America Painting a nation, here with Curator Hendrik Kolenberg. This is a YouTube video. After playing the video, press the return button to go back to the DACC Hub.
The Dutchies came out in force today to support the Sydney Spring Cycle 2014. The 200 men/women /children strong Orange team cycled an easy 15 km around the Harbour and over the Harbour Bridge . This is a YouTube video. After playing the video, press the return button to go
Kolenberg was Senior Curator of Australian Prints, Drawings and Watercolours at the Art Gallery of NSW from 1989 to 2012. Roofscapes represents a continuation of a decades-long obsession for Hendrik Kolenberg, the obsession of moving about, looking, and drawing/painting that which he sees. It is an obsession that began in
The Sydney Spring Cycle attracted 20.000 cyclists this year.The 180-strong Orange team, supported by Dutch Consul-General Willem Cosijn and his wife was promised a Dutch breakfast of poffertjes and oliebollen at the finish. Surprise! They all made it. This is a YouTube video. After playing the video, press the return
Australia’s leading Indigenous performing arts company Bangarra Dance Theatre will perform in the Netherlands for the very first time in 2014. Bangarra will perform Kinship, choreographed by Artistic Director Stephen Page at Holland Dance Festival on February 14 & 15 in The Hague. In this short video we see an
This week the Dutch program and Face book SBS radio Dutch were dominated by a visit to the studio of Dutch mega star Andre Rieu. He came and conquered the studio with his own cameramen, publicity agents and security team. He stayed for 20 minutes to chat about his upcoming
Dutch folkdancing teacher Andre van de Plas travels once a year to Australia to teach in all the major cities. In Canberra the class was named in honour of 400 years Dirk Hartog. This is a YouTube video. After playing the video, press the return button to go back to
Spanning 500 years, ‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’ offered a journey from the 1420s and emerging Renaissance to conclude at the height of early twentieth century post-impressionism. Visitors experienced works by painters such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Turner, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, and Monet, direct from The
My recollections about the history of the Dutch language programs on SBS-Radio. Theo ten Brummelaar. As shown in the title these are my personal recollections. It is therefore possible that the exact historical facts vary in minor detail with my recollections. After all I left SBS-Radio in 1993 and I
In late October 2006, Dutch Crown Prince Willem Alexander of Orange and his wife, Her Royal Highness Princess Maxima, paid an official visit to Australia, to bring to a close the events commemorating the of 400-year-old friendship between the two countries. With my Dutch heritage and my interest in the