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Barefoot Bowling tournament – 13 February Sydney

This year the Dutchlink Sydney tournament will take place once again at Clovelly Bowling Club on Sunday 13 February 2022. The Club is located on the edge of the cliffs at Clovelly, and has absolutely stunning ocean views. While enjoying a cold drink and some snacks, teams will compete to

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Dutchlink Golf Day, Sydney – 3 February

  Invitation Thursday afternoon, 3 February 2022       Dutchlink Golf Day: Wakehurst Golf Club   Last year we unfortunately had to cancel this event. That is why we are extra excited to re-invite you for an afternoon of Golf, and at the same time our first event of 2022. Which will take place

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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 1957. From the beginning they were based on land in the Brisbane suburb of Darra and then moved to Pine Road, Richlands. The following article is published in “150 Years

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Dutchlink Golf Day – 3-2-22- Sydney

NEW DATE Thursday 3 February 1pm – Wakehurst Golf ClubCome and play in a beautiful bushland setting on a 9 hole par 72 course. Join Dutchlink for an afternoon of Golf and escape the hustle and bustle of the nearby city. Click here for the event details, and register through the below link. Registration

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Dutch TV

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

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Cycling – Dutch Reach promoted in Australia

The Bicycle Network is promoting the so called ‘Dutch Reach’.  The organisation is Australia’s biggest bike riding organisation, supported by nearly 50,000 members nationwide What is the ‘Dutch Reach’? Car drivers and their passengers each must use the far hand to open car doors. The then reach across for the

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Netherlands boycott of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics

Australia has hosted the Olympic Games twice. The Dutch however participated in only one, the Sydney 2000 Olympics, which were the most successful games for the Dutch until the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. In 1956 the Dutch also had very high hopes for a very successful games, however they withdrew from

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DACC Paper-based ARCHIVES

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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SBS Video 1 – Sydney cycles into an Orange Spring 19-11-2014

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

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Golf was invented in the Netherlands

I came across a book review in the ‘Spectator’. The book was called: ‘Games People Played’, A Global History of Sport’. The illustration referred to and I quote: ‘And golf has existed for millennia; it was not invented by a Scottish shepherd, and probably reached Scotland from the Netherlands’. The

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