Photograph 7495938
Self-employed. Mr Jaap Strijbis (41) of Kurnell, NSW was a taxicab driver in Holland. He emigrated to Australia in 1952 with his wife and three children, Jack, now 15 and Louis, now 11, and Cees, who is now called John and is 10. They came from Alkmaar and went to Bonegilla Migrant Centre. They then moved to Bourke, where Mr Strijbis' brother in law worked in the local meat works. The family was soon able to buy a block of land at Kurnell. When the refinery was finished Mr Strijbis worked as a truck driver for 12 months with a scrap metal dealer. Subsequently, with his friend Jaap Baas as a partner, he started a concreting business. The two Jaaps have since parted company. They are still good friends. Jaab at wok concreting a footpath. He is assisted by Fred Kemps, from Alkmaar (left)

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A12111, 1/1960/16/40
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