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49 migrants from Rotterdam arrive by air. Hydraulic Engineer Thodorus Asselman, aged 31, decided that Australia had great prospects for him because of the many major development projects being carried out there. He left a responsible post with the Department of Public Works. "The size of Australia and the things being done and planned for the future in Australia made it obvious there were excellent prospects in my line of business," he said. Mr Asselman was accompanied by his wife Klassina, and 11 years old Jan Velthuys. They lived in Rotterdam

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A12111, 1/1960/4/29
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