Did you know that the first European to sight Australia was Dutch explorer Willem Janszoon in 1606 or that Australian aviator Sir Charles Kingsford Smith made his trans-Atlantic flight in a Dutch Fokker alongside a Dutch co-pilot, Evert van Dijk?
Australia and the Netherlands have a shared history stretching back more than four hundred years, but it wasn’t until after the Uiver landing in Albury in 1934 that truly friendly relations were established between Australia and the Netherlands.
This exhibition showcased Albury and Australia’s Dutch connections, with a focus on the Uiver story which, in part, led to the establishment of trade and migration agreements between the two countries.
This exhibition was previously hosted at Albury LibraryMuseum as ‘Albury and Australia’s Dutch Connections’, A rebranded travelling version is available as ‘Australia’s Dutch Connections’. This exhibition is available for loan to museums, galleries, and libraries.
A 2D version of Australia’s Dutch Connections small will be touring Riverina Regional Libraries at the following venues:
Mulwala Library 29 June - 9 July
Corowa Library 14 July - 27 July
Henty Library 29 July - 11 August
Jindera Pioneer Museum 16 August - 27 August
Tumbarumba Library 6 September - 16 September
Coolamon Library 20 September - 29 September
Cootamundra Library 5 October - 15 October
Tumut Library 19 October - 29 October
A 3D version of Australia’s Dutch Connections will be on display at the Uiver Memorial Restoration Project from 22 October 2022 .
(Visitation as per Uiver Memorial | Calendar of Events).
The loan fee for the travelling exhibition is:
- $220 (GST inclusive) plus freight for a selection of 2D framed works, and interpretation, or
- $2200 (GST inclusive) plus freight for 2D framed works, 3D objects and interpretation, or
- $3300 (GST inclusive) plus freight for 2D framed works, 3D objects, interpretation and exhibition furniture.
For more information contact Albury LibraryMuseum
Phone: 02 6023 8333
Proudly funded by the NSW Government