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My first experience, of school, in Australia, was in Scheyville Migrant Camp, 1956. About 6 of us, in this 6th class, were from the Netherlands, almost all the rest of the class was from Malta.

I was only there a number of weeks, with my mother, before joining my father, in Villawood Hostel.
I hope to see more Dutch-born ex-residents, in May!

I was there in 2005. A very pleasant day!

Scheyville Centenary, Sunday 15th May 2011
Event Coordinator: Phil Nicholas / Tel. 02 9995 5532 / philip.nicholas@environment.nsw.gov.au

Celebrating and gathering of the diverse groups associated with the historic site named ‘Scheyville’ in 1911.

During its one hundred-year history, the site has hosted a range of uses – the most important occurring during socially, culturally and politically significant phases of Australian history.

To mark the centenary, the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NWPS) will host a celebration open to all the diverse groups associated with Scheyville. There will be an exhibition of photographs, documents and recorded histories of the site.

There will be an opportunity for oral histories to be recorded for those who are interested in participating.

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scheyville, reunion, exhibition, migrants, dutch

In 1969, I enrolled in the “Art Teachers Conversion Course”. It was my first experience of formal art lessons. Soon other interests prevailed, until, I had lunch, in Hazelhurst and then enjoyed the art classes there. Culminating in my exhibition, in 2008.

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  • MrJoop
    MrJoopover 3 years ago

    On behalf of the Dutch Australian Cultural Centre, I received this message:

    (In part:)

    Scheyville Centenary, Sunday 15th May 2011
    Event Coordinator: Phil Nicholas / Tel. 02 9995 5532 / philip.nicholas@environment.nsw.gov.au

    Celebrating and gathering of the diverse groups associated with the historic site named ‘Scheyville’ in 1911.

    During its one hundred-year history, the site has hosted a range of uses – the most important occurring during socially, culturally and politically significant phases of Australian history.

    To mark the centenary, the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NWPS) will host a celebration open to all the diverse groups associated with Scheyville. There will be an exhibition of photographs, documents and recorded histories of the site. There will be an opportunity for oral histories to be recorded for those who are interested in participating.

    If you are aware of members of your group or association who have a connection to Scheyville, particularly during the Migrant Hostel era 1948-1964, I would like to hear from you. Please send me your expression of interest so that I may include your members in a formal invitation to attend the Centenary event.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards,
    Phil Nicholas

    MY COMMENT: In 2005, I wondered around (with my small camera -Bought with the intention of basically only taking small photos, light enough for the internet) a little bit jealous of the large number of groups which had obviously come prepared to have a great get-together, picnic-style.
    I hope there will be more Dutch-Australians there, this time.

  • MrJoop
    MrJoopover 3 years ago

    Just to clarify, I took the pictures of the picnic table area, as I arrived, quite early. Later in the day there were lots of people, obviously mainly in groups, sitting near those trees, in that area, where the deck chairs were.

  • woldring
    woldringover 3 years ago

    Interesting Mr. Joop. The roof construction of the large hall is also unusual. Looks like timber.

    Klaas

  • I like to think it wasn’t like that, when we were there, in 1956, Klaas.

    – MrJoop

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleover 3 years ago

    They’ve been doing a lot of rebuilding out there lately Jo … turning one of the areas into a large meeting area complete with commercial kitchen. I was a tad sad – thought it was losing a lot of its character and history. Must get out there again soon and see what it is looking like.

  • Thanks for taking a look – here, Rosalie.
    I have not been out there a long time, either.

    – MrJoop

  • MrJoop
    MrJoopover 3 years ago

  • MrJoop
    MrJoopalmost 3 years ago

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