‘Australie, het land en de mensen’

August 20, 2006

Last chance to visit the exhibition ‘Australia, the land, the people‘ in the museum ‘Volkenkunde’ in the city of Leiden in Holland. Next weekend is the last weekend the exhibition is open. The history of the aborigines is told. There is some exclusive video footage from the thirties and you can see lots of instruments that come from the collection of the South Australian Museum in Adelaide.

If you’re in the Netherlands this week; a must see!

This year it is 400 years ago that the first Dutch set foot on Australian soil. The ship was called ‘Duyvken’ and the sailors wrote in their logs that Australia is an empty country with no gain whatsoever for the ‘Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie’.


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