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191 Reception and Launch of the Mutual Heritage Platform, 20 February 2012 & Australian-Dutch Heritage Day, 21 February 2012

Looking ahead to the 400th anniversary in 2016 of Dirk Hartog’s arrival on the coast of Australia the Centre for International Heritage Activities in collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Western Australian Museum are organizing the Australian-Dutch Heritage Day. The Heritage Day will take place on 21 February, in the Western Australian Museum - Maritime in Fremantle. During the official opening reception in the evening of the 20th of February the Online Mutual Heritage Platform ‘Cultural Heritage Connections’ will be launched.

192 70th Anniversary of Broome Air Raid

3 March 2012 marks the 70th anniversary of the Broome Air Raid by Japanese forces during the Second World War. Services to commemorate this day will be held in Broome and Perth.

193 Australia Tour 2012 of the Dutch Swing College Band

The Dutch Swing College Band, Europe's most swinging Jazz Band since their establishment in 1945 (winner of a.o., the Dutch Export Award, Gouden Notekraker, Edison, Bird Award) is visiting Australia for a tour of 8 concerts in March 2012:

194 Replica of historic Dutch ship to return to Western Australia

The Government of Western Australia announced today that the replica of the Duyfken, the first European ship recorded as visiting Australian shores, will return to Perth towards the end of the year. A State Government funding package for the coming 10 years would provide the Duyfken with a permanent home in Fremantle, serving as a new tourist and educational attraction.

195 Wolrd Portraits competition

196 Dutch Folklore at the National Multicultural Festival in Canberra

This annual festival takes place from 10-12 February 2012 in Canberra.

197 Sandy Horne – Invisible Immigrants Report

Figures and statistics on migration from the Netherlands to Australia prove the existence of a large community with Dutch heritage currently living in Australia. Who and where they are however, is a lot more difficult to determine. In general, the Dutch have shown an extraordinary talent for adapting to their environment. Many have done this so well, that finding them can be very challenging. Adelaide-based Sandy Horne has fully embraced this challenge, when writing a report on the invisibility of Dutch migrants in South Australia.

198 pre anouncement heritage day in Fremantle - 21 Februari 2012

The CIE – Centre for International Heritage Activities in Collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Canberra and the Western Australian Museum have pleasure in informing you about the upcoming event: Australian – Dutch Heritage Day on the 21st February 2012, hosted at the Western Australian Maritime Museum in Fremantle.


Netherlands, New Zealand and the United States call for responsible behaviour in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

200 The Dutch 'Borrel'

When you ask a Dutchman about his plans for the afternoon or evening, and he tells you he has to attend a ‘borrel’, what does this actually mean?