Photograph 7529611
The Joore family of 13 children arrive from Holland aboard the JOHAN VAN OLDENBARNEVELT

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Werner

 I arrived on the Johan van Oldenbarnevelt in 1961. Our first port of call was Perth. We went into town and found ourselves at a local parade. On the way back to the ship we saw that a picture of us had made it onto the front page of the newspaper.I always thought it was a great beginning in what became my much loved country.

Tue, 29/01/2013 - 13:12
Rhonda

Hi Werner,

Thank you for your post!

What a lovely memory and how wonderful that you decided to stay in Australia. Do you have any images of your family in those early days? Do you remember which newspaper your photo was in? We'd love to see it! Maybe you could upload it here to share?

You can also find lots of other photos which are organised into themes here: https://www.destinationaustralia.gov.au/site/themes.php?task=list we'd love to see anymore that you have.

You can also 'like' and share with your friends our Facebook page, you might be able to reconnect other people you knew from that time. You can 'like' the page here and share it with your friends.

http://www.facebook.com/destaustralia

Love to hear your stories

Rhonda (NAA)

Wed, 20/03/2013 - 10:47

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A12111, 1/1954/4/26
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