Photograph 7478229
Dutch migrant a leader in welfare organisations. Mrs Gonnie van Es, a former Dutch Army and Red Cross nurse, has become a leader in welfare organisations in the Beenleigh area where she lives in Australia. Five children are apparently no handicap to Mrs van Es's social work. Her main interest is the Country Women's Association - she is one the divisional executive which controls 19 branches within 50 miles of where she lives. She does honorary work as a chiropodist once a week for the aged, and is also active in the Red Cross, a drama group, and a French language study group. She came to Australia in 1951 with her husband, Mr van Es, of the Hague. She was formerly Gonnie Schaap of Ooster Hoge Brug, near Groningen. With a backdrop of indoor plants, Luce, in Dutch national costume, tries on a pair of clogs for size as he is watched by his Mother

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A12111, 1/1963/13/12
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