Photograph 7450323
The Verboon family of Perth, Western Australia has begun a promising new industry with little capital but generations of experience. The family has begun to build steel-hulled ships for the State's thriving crayfishing industry. After only a year, the Verboons - Father, two sons, and two sons-in-law find they have more ship orders than they can handle. Before they came to Western Australia they worked in shipyards in Vlaardingen near Rotterdam. Head of the firm Nicolas Verboon, who has worked in shipbuilding throughout Europe for fifty years, says 'we never would have been able to start such a business as this in Holland- Four of the family firm from left, Dirk Verboon, Hans van Delft, Harry Overveld, and Nicolas Verboon sen

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A12111, 1/1961/16/151
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