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As promotion for the Australian government’s migration programs, much was made of milestone arrivals, such as the 100,000th Dutch Migrant Mrs. Adriana Zevenbergen. A great deal of excitement accompanied the Zevenbergens’ journey to ensure maximum publicity in both the Netherlands and Australia. Official photographers took more than 100 black-and-white and colour photographs of the family at home in the Netherlands and of the formal receptions in Melbourne on arrival. The family was presented with gifts to help them settle into their new life including a new fridge and washing machine.

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