I’m excited to have the opportunity to share some interviews with Dutch Australians…would you like to share your story? Contact us. Today, meet 25 year old Bonnie Black. Born in Sydney, she now lives in beautiful Brisbane, Australia. She’s also spent time living in Papua New Guinea and Townsville. Born and raised […]
Today was an absolutely beautiful day in Redcliffe with blue, blue skies. Each year, the Duyfkenschool Brisbane organise a wonderful cultural day for their students. I’ve been lucky to attend for several years now and have taken photos for the Holland Focus magazine. This year, I was increadibly […]
We live in North Brisbane but are still regulars at Dutchy’s Bakehouse on the Sunshine Coast. Not only do they provide wonderful Dutch bread but a whole array of other baked goods…along with friendly service. Today they celebrated three years – gefeliciteerd! There was a great celebration with […]
The Centre for International Heritage Activities is collecting information in Australia to catalogue the history and connections between the Australia and The Netherlands.
When learning Dutch (Nederlands), I found one great method was to find a song I liked and listen to it over and over. If it’s something you enjoy the sound of then it’s not difficult to do, and just like learning songs in your native language (English for me), the rhythm helps the words stay in your head (even get stuck there sometimes)!
Holland Focus is a fantastic magazine and website that anyone with Dutch/Australian connections should know about!
As someone who was born in Brisbane (more than 35 years ago now) and having lived here for the bulk of my life, I have the right to be objective about the city. It wasn’t so many years ago that Brisbane used to be known as a city seriously lacking “culture”. However that has now most definately changed.