Photograph 7450319
carpet layer - A cancelled holiday trip to Brussels brought Willem and Betty Dirksen to Australia in 1950. The Dirksens, from Marco Polostraata, Amsterdam, Holland, jokingly said after their cancelled trip 'Let's go to Australia instead', and a few months later they sailed. Willem is now a carpet-laying contractor in Sydney - They own a home in the suburb of Maroubra - Betty Dirksen hand-sews a carpet

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A12111, 1/1961/16/147
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