Dinner Menu from the ship MV Johan van Oldenbarnevelt for the 30 April 1951. It was used by the Wouters family who migrated to Australia from the Netherlands in 1951. Unemployment in Holland at this time was high and the Wouters were attracted by the promotional material to Australia's promises of work and a better life. The Wouters were supposed to be disembarking in Sydney but they had former neighbours who had immigrated earlier and were invited to stay with them in East Doncaster in Melbourne. They did so and Henricus quickly got a job as a labourer in an orchard in Templestowe. Through his employer, his family secured a house in Templestowe within three months. They later moved to another house in Templestowe and Henricus also worked as a farm hand on a chicken farm. They have returned to visit Holland and have never regretted their decision to migrate.

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Menu with colour image of two masks on the front cover. The inside of the menu has black text.

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