The Lost Sister

Journey of a Groningen Girl

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Hostel life........NOT like home! We were NOT grateful to be THERE!
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Anneke and I both arrived as children, taken to Bonegilla "migrant reception centre".(Back on my soap-box:) Photos and descriptions of post-war immigrants "grateful" to be accommodated in the ex-army…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Nell Jones May 6, 2011.

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Many migrants, who arrived to Melbourne, were transported to the migrant camp in Bonegilla, NE of Melbourne. Many Slovenians were among them. Miryana Baran.
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The Radio Netherlands' article, checked and reworded, where required.

I have "fixed up" some of the 'automatic' translation of the article: "Boek over Gronings oorlogskind dat emigreerde" ("Book about the war-child from Groningen, that migrated.")Published : 20 September 2010 - 7:00 am, by Wendy Braanker, of Radio Netherlands -See my blog.

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And so this was Christmas........

Finishing off Boxing Day and reporting that Christmas Day was 100% traditional for me and I suspect that the atmosphere would not have been unfamiliar to the Jones Family. 

Held, as ever (except that last year 3 out of the 4 of us, were in the U.K. and the year before that, I was in the Netherlands) in the home where we've celebrated Christmas since 1981, divorce notwithstanding. 

The mixture of guests, reminds me of the "mixture" present at Malcolm's birthday party and Nell's…

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Posted on December 26, 2011 at 10:06pm

Anneke and Nell attend the Dutch-Australian Genealogy Group's meet-up............

I HAD been told but, although it feels like I'm standing still, on the other hand, I may have too many fingernails in too many Dutch-Australian "pies" (stroopwafels?). 

At the last minute, before attending yesterday's bi-monthly meet-up of the Dutch Australian Genealogy Group, I decided to leave my video and still cameras, at home. 

I was really proud that I resisted the temptation to take them, because as someone at the meet-up confirmed, I'm rarely seen without…

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Posted on August 14, 2011 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Holland Festival - One week away!

So pleased to have actually "half a dozen" Dutch-Australians show-case their works, at the Holland Festival, Rembrandt Club, Dunheved Circuit, St Marys, last weekend of March!



Not only Nell Jones (The Lost Sister of Groningen.)

but also:



Johanna van Rooy (Anah's War).

John Mulders ( 1606 and 1770 A Tale of Two Discoveries- video)

Yvonne Louis ( A Brush with Mondrian)

Charles Verheyden (Talking with Animals)

Bill Fikkers (Dutchies in the… Continue

Posted on March 16, 2011 at 7:46am

I have "fixed up" some of the 'automatic' translation of the article: "Boek over Gronings oorlogskind dat emigreerde" ("Book about the war-child from Groningen, that migrated.") Published : 20 Sept…

I have "fixed up" some of the 'automatic' translation of the article:



"Boek over Gronings oorlogskind dat emigreerde" ("Book about the war-child from Groningen, that migrated.")



Published : 20 September 2010 - 7:00 am, by Wendy Braanker, of Radio Netherlands.



It is a story that had to be told. Nell Jones wrote a book about the difficult childhood of her mother. In the Netherlands Anneke Suiding was left to her fate. After her emigration to Australia, she was… Continue

Posted on December 30, 2010 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

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At 10:11am on December 30, 2010, Nell Jones said…

Hi Joop,

Thankyou so much for the film and the interview, it's really fantastic and quite touching. I am so glad you joined the website enjoy the journey!

Regards Nell Jones

 
 
 

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

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English Translation of the Book Review on Radio Nederlands By Joop Mul (Ozcloggie) DACC


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