J. Joosten : Chairman


J. Joosten

John Joosten was born on the 23rd May 1940 in Brunssum Holland, while his father Gerhard Joosten, sergeant in the Dutch army was a P.O.W in Neubrandenburg Germany.In 1965 John started work for the interior decorator company ‘De Oude Zon’ (The Old Sun). This is where he learned his trade… More..

Peter Hamer : Secretary


Peter Hamer

Peter Hamer Born in the Netherlands and migrated with his family to Australia at the age of 10 in 1962. After leaving High School completed a Cabinet Making apprenticeship after which he ran his own business. Studied Psychology at Toowoomba Technical College and went on the Sydney University to complete… More..

Jan (John) Bareman : Treasure


Jan (John) Bareman

John was born in the Netherlands in Dec. 1933 In 1953 John was conscripted in the Dutch army as Sergeant Radio Technician and finished my  army duties late 1954. John then worked as a radio technician at vliegveld Ypenburg near Den Haag till 1959. In Sept. 1959 John migrated to… More..

Marian Achten : Board Member

Board Member

Marian Achten

Marian Achten was born in Tilburg Holland in 1951 and in 1955 the family immigrated to Australia on the Fair Sea (Sitmar Line). The first official reconnection with Marian and the Dutch community was in 1995 with The Federation of Netherlands Societies Ltd. Dutch Home Care -Community Aged Care Packages… More..

Paul Breedveld : Board Member

Board Member

Paul Breedveld

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Gerry Smolders : Board Member

Board Member

Gerry Smolders

Gerry has been involved with the Dutch Club-Neerlandia for about 4 years as Vice President and Licensee for 2 years. Gerry is currently having a break from the club. Gerry joined the board The Federation of Netherland Societies board in 2016. More..

Jos Kusters : Board Member

Board Member

Jos Kusters

Paul Hilberding : Board Member & Web Manager

Board Member & Web Manager

Paul Hilberding

Paul is a telecommunications project manager who has worked in the industry for over forty years. Originally from Amsterdam he moved to Australia with his family in the early sixties. Paul has held various positions in data communications, telegraphs, computer management, network design (NBN), and project management. When he isn’t… More..