Photograph 7495988
earth moving - Dutch motor-mechanic Adrianus Johannes van Dam migrated from Amsterdam to Australia in December, 1949. He worked in Victoria at the Yallourn open-cut brown coal mines, in the far-west of NSW as a motor-mechanic repairing cars and other mechanical equipment on sheep-stations, set up a repair-shop with a Dutch friend in Bourke. He has been in their employment for the past seven years and drives trucks, bulldozers, loaders, and is responsible for the maintenance of the car-park. Happy Andy, 34, beside his truck with the words "Flying Dutchman" on the bonnet. Jan 1960

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A12111, 1/1960/16/94
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