Yacht on Sydney Harbour by Ozcloggie
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_And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;

And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,_

John Masefield
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Radio broadcasters, from the Dutch AVRO media organisation came to Sydney for the lead-up to Sydney 2000, the Olympic Games.


They found me via the internet. First a producer and technician came to prepare. I met them, at Circular Quay and suggested a few people and places they might like to find.


During the week before the games there was a team here. The technician was with them. One, a reporter came with me, in my car for my so-called Nostalgia Tour_, where she recorded my anecdotes, regarding the places that we passed, through the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.


We stopped of at Watsons Bay and also at Coogee Beach.


They’d found a ‘Dutchman’ who owned a yacht, which had once belonged to a Frenchman, said to be something like a count(?).


I was invited to come along for a sail on Sydney Harbour.


On the night of the official opening of the games, I was invited to come and see them broadcast, live, for the last time, in ‘Holland House", a marquee, set up between the Welcome Wall and the Australian Maritime Museum, in Darling Harbour. Where Dutch media, athletes, backpackers, tourists and Dutch-Australian residents mingled.


There was a t.v., documentary being filmed, for broadcasting in the Netherlands.


The Dutch Crown Prince dropped in to Darling Harbour to be interviewed and then reurn to the Netherlands for Prinsjesdag. After which he came back to Sydney again, to see the games.


Like everyone else, I bought a t-shirt. I am sure the young people behind the counters were backpackers. Their Dutch was so good. (Young people of Dutch background who have lived here a while usually don’t speak such ’_good
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The then editor of the Dutch Weekly (a fortnightly Dutch language newspaper, which no longer exists) was also invited. He was (no doubt still is) correspondent for various Dutch media.

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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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  • Martin Derksema
    Martin Derksemaalmost 7 years ago

    Great impression, Ozcloggie.

  • bodymechanic
    bodymechanicalmost 7 years ago

    a great moment to share there mr cloggie!!

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