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Hostel Transfer - Bonegilla to Brooklyn, Issued to Dennis Jeandet, Department of Labour & National Service, 1970 Document Reg. No: HT 31

Hostel Transfer for Bonegilla to Brooklyn issued by the Department of Labour and National Service to Dennis Jeandet in 1970. Dennis arrived in Australia from Rotterdam in 1969 at the age of 21. Upon arrival in Australia Dennis was sent to the Bonegilla migrant camp and was then moved to the Brooklyn migrant hostel at Hobsons Bay.

Following World War II many Dutch people were facing economic and social devastation, as a result of the German occupation, Allied bombing of Europe and loss of family and friends. In 1951 the Dutch and Australian governments signed the Netherlands Australia Migration Agreement (NAMA) which facilitated the immigration of Dutch people to Australia, including those residing in the Netherlands East Indies (Indonesia). However by the 1960s the number of Dutch immigrants to Australia had begun to decline.
Sheet of paper with printed black text.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Dennis Jeandet, 2001
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 33.50 cm (Height), 20.60 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: immigration, dutch communities, dutch immigration, netherlands, travel, migrant hostels
Themes this item is part of: Migration Collection
Primary Classification: MIGRATION
Secondary Classification: Accommodation - Hostels
Tertiary Classification: administration
Issued By: Department of Labour & National Service, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1970
Issued To: Mr Dennis Jeandet, Victoria, Australia, 1970

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