Dutch Football (soccer) in Australia

The Dutch Australian Cultural Centre is looking for any information on Netherlands immigrants playing football (soccer) in Australia when they first arrived and subsequent years.

 

The information they are looking for a programmes, tickets, formation of teams, results (if any), club officials, referees, linesmen and any involvement with the Football Federation of Australia.

 

Please contact Paul Breedveld via email Plsbreedveld@hotmail.com or use the contact page from the Federation WEB site.

Thank you for your assistance

Dutch Australian Weekly

The Dutch Australian Cultural Centre is archiving these newspapers and they are for the following first 3 copies from:

  •  5th of October 1951
  • 12th of October 1951
  • 19th of October 1951

Please contact Paul Breedveld via email on PLSbreedveld@hotmail.com or use the contact page from the WEB site.

 

Thank you for your assistance

 

 

The Federation of Netherlands Societies History

The Federation of Netherlands Societies was started on the 25th of July 1944 and originally called “De Nederlandse Vereeniging in New South Wales in a canteen of the Dutch Services overseas. Its original objective was to enhance Dutch community Spirit, to foster Cultural Interests, look after the interests of newly arrived Dutch immigrants and to collect funds for Australian Dutch Charities.

Social groups were formed and met regularly to discuss current affairs and the migration experiences as well social activities like film nights, music and dance evenings. In those days Annual Membership was one Shilling (10 cents) as the approximate annual income was about 10 Pounds a week.

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N.S.W. Klaverjas Federatie

Hallo Klaverjas vrienden,

Alweer een toernooi afgewerkt, naamlijk “Spring tournament” in de Hornsby R.S.L.-Club en met een opkomst van maar 49 spelers was het toch ook weer gezellig, en als we dit zo kunnen houden, de gezelligheid bedoel ik natuurlijk, ben ik ook tevreden, maar verwacht toch zeer zeker volgende maand het “Kommer tournament” een grotere opkomst, dit dan word gehouden in de Rembrandt-Club St.Marys.

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