And so my grandson was Christened.
( At least one family, sitting in front of me, were so very obviously "Dutch" (too).
Speaking of Dutch families: The Dutch-Australian Genealogy Group Newsletter for November 2014
yet another book about migrating to Australia from the Netherlands
and I love them!!!!
25 years!!! Tap Gallery! "Silver?"
Well done Lesley and supporters!!
Thanks for looking!
I hope you do have time to read and look right down to the naked man, below!!
When Ebenezer Scrooge was interviewed in Gouda, the Netherlands!
Suzie always doing interesting things!!
How long have I been looking after this BRIDGES GROUP?
I cannot remember!!!
Before Teachers College in Wollongong.
Before Maroubra Bay High School
There was the Jan Ligtharschool in Gouda!
Oh dear!!! I miss him so!!!
SOME visited earlier!
* Used to like a segment of ABC Radio, here in Sydney, where listeners were invited to
tell about having been 'near' someone famous.
Other Dutch-australian social clubs came and went (including the Netherlands Society in Bankstown)
Neerlandia is still going strong.
PLEASE click on the HOLLAND FESTIVAL picture.......to see more.
Well done Blair Jocelyne!!
Listen to this:
Oh! DO click on that link above!! Anothe "Brush with fame": I know Blair Jocelyne. :)
"BRUSH-with-FAME" - I saw Deborah Cheetham of "Spicks and Specks", last night.*
14 May 2014 Ex-students from Wollongong Teachers College ( 1962-1963) had lunch @ "Coffee in the Park",
at Dolls Point, in Sydney.
Determined to become a school teacher (It was "in the blood", in the "genes".) I barely made it into the then brand-new
Wollongong Teachers College (Not even in its own building, in 1962) and just scraped through.
While we all brought our own experiences and 'backgrounds' with us, I like to think that, at that stage, a "multicultural attitude"
was still not "in vogue". That would come later.
After 'temporary' accommodation' in the local technical college, we teachers college students
were moved into the new lecture block and associated administration building.
SO MUCH "WATER under THE BRIDGE" !!!!!!
It's 'a mess' ~ down below ~ but think of it as a "mind-map" ! (Were you at that 'in-service' day?)
"Mind maps" were represented by random thoughts recorded on sheets of butchers paper
by the speaker at the in-service course(s).
THINK of it as a LOOK into MY mind!!
Actually my grandchild has now arrived - a boy.
Visited the grandson who is at home with his mum and dad.
(I have been looking after this for a LOOOONG time now! )
" Through architecture, shipwrecks, and its genealogical lineage,
the Dutch left a legacy like no other in Australia.
Travellers may not easily recognize the one-of-a-kind heritage left by the Dutch,
but it will surely be seen and felt especially by those from the Netherlands
who will take pride in their ancestors’ rich maritime and colonial history " .
Read on. Click on the above.
I attended Maroubra Bay High School.
We boys from South Sydney Boys Junior High, in Randwick,
next to the town hall,
were transferred to the brand-new Maroubra Bay High School, in 1959
AND THERE were GIRLS!!!!
Now I'm located in Monterey.....
Please CLICK on the above picture......
Junction. Now his son and daughter-in-law have a studio, called
They're doing the 'Kanga', in Australia (Canberra)
To mark: 'King Day' (in the Netherlands).
And this is how the Queens Birthday was celebrated in RECENT years,
Ahhhhhh!!! Memories of " going to Potters' "
(Bob and Dot Potter's ballroom dancing studio, in Maroubra
Repeating: I used to come to THIS part of Sydney and wander around, whenever something important ~ a change ~ was happening in my life.
E.g., MAUDE via HAY, 1967:
— Jo Mulholland (@JoMulholland1) April 13, 2014
I moved .......... but not VERY far from here. (Still around the corner from the water.)
And I now have a key to my letter box!!!!
So send me "snail mail"!!!!
It's been 5 years already since we reunited on that large scale.
Ex-Maroubra Bay High School students from the 1959 "Opening" years still DO get together!
Happy to pass on any email enquiries.
Jo Mulholland (Was Joop Mul)
I walked therethat year (1955) at least once-a-week, to the AJC.
from Jo Mulholland
(I actually so much remember ASSESSING this area for Keep Australia Beautiful
but time has moved on.)****
I am no longer involved but still believe it to be such a good CAUSE!!!!!
Makes all who participate feel good about caring for their environment.......
MEANWHILE ~ back in the Netherlands: Not Mr Chips but Mr de Vries.
(I see so many connections!)
I'll NEVER stop being a FAN!!
"If Jerry walks in through there, I'm quittin' " (LOL)
'up the road' from MANLY BEACH
Your home away from home
North of Sydney Harbour, Australia
Bed and breakfast upstairs
Bed & Breakfast
Self-contained apartment downstairs
When the WWW was very new I called my presence on the web: A Dutch-Australian Connection. ( I added the: A when someone commented quite correctly that I was not 'THE' Dutch-Australian Connection ! )
The fact that my parents brought me to Australia when I was 12 was not going to deter me!! I was determined to be a school teacher (I'm sure it was in the genes.)
In 1964 when I faced my first class there were two textbooks which were not mandatory but recommended to help the pupils doing: "Social Studies".
And I found myself teaching these children that Captain Cook found Australia after some others had been here too.
Chinese apparently, very long ago andthen more recently: the Dutch (and the French)...(I have some reservations about the idea of 'Footprints as stepping stones'.
Of course it's all very much about economics and commerce and, as I arrived in Australia (and VERY PLEASED that I did) as a result of the Dutch government and the Australian governmentencouraging migration in the 1950s.
I hope that our migrant heads were not the 'stepping stones', providing 'factory fodder'to make others rich.
As a young 'swallow' taken to Australia and away from my fellow AJC members, I have, of course, my perspective. (AJC = Arbeiders Jeugd Centrale -Labour Youth Centreand was the "Socialist" version of the scouts and guides-combined.)
THOSE (Dutch-) FOOTPRINTS as STEPPING STONES.
(Please GO TO: LINKEDIN and participate in the discussion!)
(I cannot provide a direct link from here!)
For some time now,
I know that there are plans to 'celebrate' the fact that Dirk Hartogh, Abel Tasman and the like came here and 'discovered' bits of Australia.
GO TO: Cultural Heritage Connections:
"Connecting experts, projects and organisations in international cultural heritage cooperation
This Linkedin group is a communication tool for the community of www.culturalheritageconnections.org. It brings together experts, projects, and organisations in the field of international heritage cooperation. The emphasis is on Mutual Cultural Heritage: heritage that is shared between two or more countries.
and at this Linkedin group
is managed by the Dutch
supporting institute for
International Cultural Policy.
The peloton staying together at this stage........ chatting a lot!!
Signalling needing a mobile phone?
The last rider..........
Ozcloggie is Jo Mulholland. Was Joop Mul - 2014