Photograph 7495701
Dutch civil engineer Abraham van Aken, 41, from The Hague, turns his film-making hobby to good account for Australia by sending films to his relatives in Holland. They show the films to people who are interested in migrating. Mr van Aken is on the staff of the NSW Water Conservation and Irrigation Commission and lives in Griffith, a principal town of the famous Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area. He and his wife Sophia have four children, Willem, 15; Sarina, 12; Pieter, 9, and Nelly, 6. Mr van Aken hopes that Willem, who has just passed his Intermediate Certificate examination, will do two more years at high school, then begin a science course at Sydney University

Image details

RecordSearch reference: 
A12111, 1/1959/16/145
Add to favourites (login required)
Share on social media: 


No people have been tagged yet. Be the first by using the 'Tag people' button.
No locations have been added yet. Be the first by using the 'Suggest locations' button.