Albury and Australia's Dutch Connections
When: Saturday 28 September - Sunday 15 December
Where: LibraryMuseum, Corner of Kiewa and Swift Streets, Albury
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 showcases Albury and Australia’s Dutch connections, with a focus on the Uiver story which led to the establishment of trade and migration agreements between the two countries
Proudly funded by the NSW Government
Image credit: Souvenir KLM clog, ARM 14.141