The Lost Sister

Journey of a Groningen Girl

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Thanks to the DutchLink for adding this page as a link! Greatly appreciated! And thanks toNieuwskrant van de Federatie van NZ Netherlands Societies for putting the book into their newsletter De…Continue

Started Jul 23, 2010

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For those interested in the Bonegilla Migrant Centre/Museum, here is link for their page.Nell Jones.http://www.bonegilla.org.au/index.htmlContinue

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This is a link to the Jewish Digital Monument and will take you directly to the page for Elsje Van Dam, who is my great grandmother x 4 and is a character in the novel. …Continue

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Hi everyone,This month I have received some lovely messages of support for my work. The comment below comes from Lyn in Maldon Victoria. It's always great to get such lovely feedback. I just finished yr book .....  I loved it I couldn't put it down .... Your mum and family what a life journey !!!! I'm so impressed by your ability to give voice to a family and to a time of immense hardship ..... Thank you ..... Please write another you're very talented ...... It gave me a real empathy for what…See More
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Well we are coming close to the end of the year and it has been a huge one for me. To end this year off, I decided to publish a poetry book that my Year 2 students worked on throughout the year during Creative Writing classes at my school. An absolutely delightful experience! They are available on Blurb. I have finished one…See More
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Hi everyone,Well its been a busy start to 2014. I had my 50th birthday bash in Newcastle and a great time was had by all. In March I started my Masters/PhD program with Newcastle University and have been working with Australian poet, Keri Glastonbury who is supervising my novel, A Token For Perry. …See More
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This month I have received some lovely messages of support for my work. The comment below comes from Lyn in Maldon Victoria. It's always great to get such lovely feedback.

 I just finished yr book .....  I loved it I couldn't put it down .... Your mum and family what a life journey !!!! I'm so impressed by your ability to give voice to a family and to a time of immense hardship ..... Thank you ..... Please write another you're very…

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Happy Festive Season

Well we are coming close to the end of the year and it has been a huge one for me. To end this year off, I decided to publish a poetry book that my Year 2 students worked on throughout the year during Creative Writing classes at my school. An absolutely delightful experience! They are available…

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Hi everyone, Well its been a busy start to 2014. I had my 50th birthday bash in Newcastle and a great time was had by all. In March I started my Masters/PhD program with Newcastle University and have…

Hi everyone,

Well its been a busy start to 2014. I had my 50th birthday bash in Newcastle and a great time was had by all. In March I started my Masters/PhD program with Newcastle University and have been working with Australian poet, Keri Glastonbury who is supervising my novel, A Token For Perry. …

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Anneke-The short film

 

Hi Everyone,

 

A last update for 2013 so I would like to  wish to extend my warmest wishes for the festive season and hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas and hoping New Year brings love, joy and success.

Back in September I wrote a short script called Anneke, The Lost Sister of Groningen to work as a…

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Posted on December 17, 2013 at 8:55pm

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At 3:58am on April 9, 2016, Louise Bakot said…
Hey Daniella, wondering how you all were? Lots of love Louise Rietveld
At 9:04pm on October 15, 2012, Janice Mary Visser said…

Hi Nell, thanks and can't wait to read your book. I just watched the video of the emmigration from Holland to Australia and I felt like I would see my Mum or Dad or Oma in the crowd, it feels so personal.Anyway the profile pic I put up is us welcoming my Oma off the ship from Holland at Fremantle Port, thought it was appropriate for now. Take care and thanks,

Janice xxx

At 8:26am on November 27, 2011, Myriam Tesse said…

Hello Nell and thanks for your welcome message - sorry for seeing it a little late but my mailbox has been nearly flooded with messages after finding back three of my friends I knew when I was in Scheyville (thanks to Joop who really did such a good detective work).  We are now in contact and exchanging pictures and films and memories.  We also got in contact with another ex-Scheyville friend who now lives in Holland.  It took just a few weeks time and now we are around 15 people who knew each other as kids at Scheyville!! Thanks Jo and thanks internet.

I didn't live in Bonegilla for a long time, around 2 months but spent 4 years in Scheyville and 1 year in Villawood.  And our story was a quite happy one, with incidents of course, but rather the kind of nice story - the reason my parents left Belgium was that my baby brother at that time was very sick with asthma and had to be put in a sanatorium in south of france aged 8 months - so australian climate seemed to be perfect for him hot and dry weather and my parents decided they would go to Australia instead.  That's how it all begun.  And then of course quite a classical migrant story, different camps, french speaking were a minority so that wasn't easy , my father worked quite far away and my mother regreted Belgium, the family and the friends, the way of life...  so after some consideration they decided they would go back to Belgium.  (My brother had not had any asthma crisis since the Suez chanel :). 

So that's the story ...  the little tragical side was when we, older children, arrived in Belgium.  We had lost 'our' country, our story, our friends, everything in fact... I was eleven and my brother was nearly 10, he had a kind of "nervous breakdown" or whatever you call that in english and was followed by a specialist for some time...  and I was mad at my parents for telling me that Belgium was beautiful (it is but it took me years and years to feel it)

I hope I will find your book, maybe in Holland or maybe on the internet; the subject highly interests me because when in the camps, I have lived close to people who had sooo different and difficult stories;  camps were like a micro cosm of all human sufferings and incredible hopes altogether.  I think I have never been nearer to "humanity" than then (sorry for my english that is not good enough to explain clearly what I mean but I think you will understand.  I could discuss about the subject for hours....:)  So I hope I'll be able to read your book :)

Good luck with the promotion and I'll let you know when I find it. 

Thanks for writing about the subject and take care.

Myriam

 

At 4:45pm on October 19, 2011, Dewa Atra said…

Hi Nell, glad to see you, yes with pleasure I will send the pic of the festival. That was the greatest event that we had. Lots of love friend . . .

 

At 11:49am on October 18, 2011, Judith Salmon said…
Hi Nell, this sounds like a real possibility, thank you for the offer. I will get back to very soon. Cheers, Judith
At 5:40pm on October 17, 2011, Judith Salmon said…

Hi Nell, sorry I missed meeting you in Ubud, some other time! Cheers, Judith

 

At 9:03am on March 1, 2011, Alwina Kruger said…

I have orderd the book. I am looking forward to read it. My grandmother was Pieterdina Leutscher a sister of Annechiena (we called her tante Annie) My father was Stoffer Kruger.

Best wishes

Alwina

At 8:40pm on February 7, 2011, Karina Machado said…

It's a pleasure to be here Nell! I really hope I can make it on Saturday, too. It would be so lovely to meet you.

Speak soon,

Karina

At 9:33pm on January 31, 2011, Sally-Anne Smee said…
The Lost Sister of Groningen...Words Cannot Describe The Mixture Of Feelings I Felt When Reading This Unbeleievable History Of The Suiding Sisters...Love Is The Last Sense And The Emotional Feeling Of How Important My Family And Friends Are And Their Significance To Be With Me And I With Them Is A Strong Realisation...Love Love Nell To You And Your Family...Inspirational xoxo
At 8:09pm on August 30, 2010, Ibbie Abdul said…
Hi there hun, thanks for the comment.....yes i found it ...where have you been? want to talk to you......please check your hotmail email. Hugz
 
 
 

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The Lost Sister at Ubud Writers and Readers Festival

Anneke and Nell interviewed by Joop Mul for the Dutch Australian Cultural Centre

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