Photograph 7495939
Self-employed. Australian Friends in Liberia (West Africa) were responsible for Mr Leo Uittenbogaard's emigration to Australia in 1951. From Rotterdam in Holland, Mr Uittenbogaard and his wife Catherina Bruinsma, from Tilburg, lived for 13 years in Liberia, where Mr Uittenbogaard was manager of an export and import business. The climate was too hot for his wife and they decided to go to Australia, of which they had heard already so much from their Australian friends in Liberia. Mr Uittenbogaard bought a house in Dee Why and started in partnership with a Dutch friend, a housing contracting business. Leo Uittenbogaard explains the quality of a piece of fibro which is used for roof capping

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A12111, 1/1960/16/41
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