Migration Heritage Activities
DAAG Project- Dutch Australians at a Glance
Partners: Curtin University of Technology's 'Migration, Ethnicity, Refugees and Citizenship (MERC) Research Unit, Roosevelt Study Centre, Leiden University, VU University Amsterdam, Huygens Institute for Dutch History, Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences.
The DAAG Project is a virtual centre and web portal that is concerned with the preservation of Dutch migrant experiences and Dutch-Australian cultural heritage, capturing the vital aspects of the Dutch connection with Australia and Australians from 1606 to present day. It gives a profile to the invisible Dutch groups and communities in the vast Australian historical and cultural landscape. It utilised many different varieties of information such as diaries, photographs, exhibitions, documents, oral histories, migrant literature, films, profiles of prominent Dutch-Australians, which are all displayed upon the webpage. The result is a virtual centre and web portal.
Above: some local Dutch descendant communities celebrating their mixed heritage.