Dutch Australia Shared Cultural Heritage
Cees Huig migrated from the Netherlands to Australia with his wife Ina and their three children in 1972. As a child, Cees lived through internment in Indonesia during World War II before serving in the Royal Netherlands Navy. Ina, a former social worker, runs a Dutch language radio program. Erwin has vivid memories of navigating Dutch and Australian culture in childhood. His parents’ ‘Dutchness’ continues to be integral in the family’s home life.