a child stands behind a fence, by the look of the house, fence and child's outfit it the 1950's

Fair Dinkum Dutch Courage

Join the Bass Strait Maritime Centre for a talk with Elizabeth Nikols
In the 1950s, some 180,000 Dutch people emigrated to Australia. A significant proportion of those moved to North-Western Tasmania – Penguin and Ulverstone in particular. Leaving a country that had been ravaged by German occupation, they left their homes and families to settle in a foreign country on the other side of the world. Most arrived with little money and meagre possessions and were unable to speak English. Determined to integrate into their new home, they overcame many obstacles, worked hard and over the following years made a significant impact in social, industrial and business areas.

RSVP:  to [email protected] or 6420 2790

Cost: Gold coin donation

Places are limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Maritime and Heritage Talks Elizabeth Nickols 2022


Aug 30 2021


7:00 pm

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Bass Strait Maritime Centre
Bass Strait Maritime Centre
6 Gloucester Avenue, Devonport TAS, Australia


Bass Strait Maritime Centre
Bass Strait Maritime Centre
03 6424 7100
[email protected]

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