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Dutch Australian Heritage Centre Victoria Carnegie, Victoria

The Dutch Australian Heritage Centre has been established to collect and display items of recognised significance relating to immigrants who arrived here from the Netherlands and the former Dutch East Indies, with special emphasis on migration in the post WWII period.

Please note: THESE ITEMS ARE NOT FOR SALE

Contact Information

location
60 Rosstown Road Carnegie Victoria (map)
phone
+61 0419549376
Contact

Opening Hours

By appointment - call Mr Michael Gijsberts on 0419 549 376

Entry Fee

Free Entry. However, donations are welcome.

Location

60 Rosstown Road Carnegie Victoria

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The DAHC collection consists primarily of personal and household items donated by Dutch immigrants. As most of the migrants arrived in the 1950s, the collection presents a historical insight into Dutch culture, both in the Netherlands and in the Dutch communities in Australia.

Meredith Blake 29 May 2013 9:48 AM

Love the new items you have catalogued recently! Great work

Jose Sendeckyj 13 May 2016 10:21 AM

As an immigrant from The Netherlands in the early 60's to Australia, it is heartening and very interesting to see the digital documentation of Dutch culture for posterity! Great work - I hope to assist in the future in some small way.

Michael Gijsberts 13 May 2016 11:03 AM

To Jose Sendeckyj, Thanks for your heartening comments. And yes do come and visit us and possibly lend a helping hand at our 'working bees'

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Drinking Mug (Melk Beker)

A smallish mug used for drinking milk. It is decorated with items celebrating 10 years since the Liberation from German occupation. There is no handle.

Historical information

Liberation Day still looms large in the Dutch consciousness and would have done even more so a mere 10 years after the event. All kinds of commemorative articles were produced.

Inscriptions & Markings

Dutch coat of arms including the words "Je Maintiendrai" (I will overcome) - all in orange. Two flags protrude - seemingly from the lions' paws. The reverse view shows a colourful scene of celebrating children one of of whom is being carried by an Allied Armies soldier. A pennant has the words:"1945 5MEI 1955" in orange. Below the scene are the words "10e BEVRIJDINGSDAG" (10th Liberation Day) in blue.

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Pottery Mug

Cream coloured vase-shaped souvenir mug commemorating birth of Willem-Alexander of Orange on 27 April, 1967.

Historical information

Willem-Alexander was the first child born to Crown Princess Beatrix and Prins Claus.

Significance

Willem-Alexander became King of the Netherlands in 2013 on the abdecation of his mother Queen Beatrix.

Inscriptions & Markings

Willem Alexander's coat of arms on an orange, white and blue banner is surmounted by a bouquest of orange branches. Underneath is the inscription 27 April 1967 Willem-Alexander. On the other side the Dutch National flag and an Orange Banner are crossed against the background of a colourful tree.

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Footwear - Clogs

Key words

wooden shoes holland dutch traditional clothing

Pair of male size wooden clogs - completely covering feet, finished with clear varnish and shoe lace like decorations.

Historical information

Wooden shoes are / have been widely used in North-Western Europe (Scandinavia, parts of Germany, UK, The Netherlands, Belgium and Northern France). The models vary from a wooden sole and toe covering (Scandinavia, UK, Northern France) to a complete cover of the whole foot (The Netherlands and parts of Belgium). They are mostly made from poplar wood, but occasionally also from other softwoods like willow. The clogs' finish varies from plain wood or carved wood to varnished or painted versions, often with decorations. Nowadays special models are made for tourists with pictures of Dutch landscapes, tulips or windmills.

Significance

Although wooden shoes are also used in other countries, the full foot covering model has become one of the symbols of the Netherlands, like the tulips and the old style houses in towns like Amsterdam.

Inscriptions & Markings

Brand indication V Z clog and size 43/44 = 28 1/2cm - Shoe laces like decorations.

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Nest of four enamel bowls (vier bijpassende emaille schaaltjes)

Key words

household items

4219 (a), (b), (c) and (d) Shallow cream enamel bowls with green rim, straight stepped edge indented above curved section

Historical information

Brought to Australia by Dutch migrants as part of kitchen apparatus

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Embroidered panel

Panel of cream cotton with blue cross-stitch embroidery of Dutch scenes. Molen (windmill), Schaatsen (couple skating), Vissers (fishers), Wasdag (washing day). Suspended from wooden frame with brass rod and chain for hanging.

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Decorative Cake Slide

(a) Silver-coated intricately patterned cake slide. Carvings on a floral theme are done in relief. Edges are irregular. The handle end features a female form reminiscent of a ship's figure head.

Inscriptions & Markings

The word "Italy" is engraved on the back of the slide in very tiny writing.

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Small wooden souvenir box (houten souvenirdoosje uit den Bosch)

Key words

dutch souvenir

Light timber square box with hinged lid.

Inscriptions & Markings

Lid: first line of popular song relating to place this box commemorates, viz den Bosch (s’Hertogenbosch) capital of province Brabant. Same line repeated on two sides of box. Illustration on lid shows male and female figures, female with basket.

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Tile

A rectangular ceramic tile on which is printed a verse to honour the importance of friendship. The author is Toon Hermans, a very popular post-war entertainer.

Inscriptions & Markings

The 16 line poem is named "Vrinden" (Friends)

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Commemorative pewter plate

Pewter; circular with a rose petal edge.

Historical information

Refers to the 25th anniversary of the reign of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands.

Significance

Shows fondness/affection of the Dutch public to their royal family.

Inscriptions & Markings

Embossed likeness of Queen Juliana which states above the image: "Koningin Der Nederlanden" - Queen of The Netherlands below the image: 1948 - Juliana - 1973 - likely referring to the 25th year of her reign. On the back of the plate: A pewter strip welded onto the plate to allow hanging via a hole in that strip. A makers mark at bottom of plate - "KdBR" featuring an angel with clarion/trumpet and holding palm branch. Below maker's mark is "92% tin" on left of reversed face is: "Namaak Verboden" (Imitation Prohibited) on the right of reversed face is: "Tingieterij Roelen" (Pewter Foundry Roelen)

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Small brass bowl.

Small brass bowl marked with engravings in a similar manner to Items 5115 and 5119.

Inscriptions & Markings

Decorative engravings.

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Booklet - Harderwijk en de Zuiderzee (Harderwijk and the Zuiderzee) by Eibert den Herder.

8pp pamphlet on very old cheap newsprint publishing one man's struggle against the Afsluitdijk the dike which would connect North Holland with Friesland and create a lake (IJsselmeer) out of the Zuiderzee.

Inscriptions & Markings

Pencil mark seems to indicate cost

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Bowl with handle

Parringer with decorative leaf-shaped handle.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Royal Holland Pewter Daalderop mark is on the reverse.

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Small tin

Small sweets tin.

Inscriptions & Markings

Both tin and lid are well-covered with photographs and inscriptions. The photos are all of people and places in Zeeland. The line "J.B.Diesch" refer to the manufacturer of this well-known butterscotch flavoured sweet.

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Jewellery Box (Sieradendoosje)

Key words

arts and crafts

Wooden box with lid, brass hinges, inlaid design on lid depicting a farm worker, surrounded by foliage, birds and mythical creatures, possibly garuda. Multiple types of wood. Light coloured inlaid piping around sides.

Significance

Links to Dutch East Indies, colonial and Dutch migration history.

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Opaque Glass Mug

4161 - One of a set of 10. This mug carried the Netherlands coat of arms. The other 9 mugs depict provincial coats of arms.

Inscriptions & Markings

The Netherlands coat of arms of two lions holding a shield surmounted by a crown and depicting a lion rampant. A banner below carries the Dutch Royal Motto "Je Maintiendrai". (I shall persevere).

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Vegetable Bucket (Groenten Emmer)

The metal bucket is enamelled in green on the outside and grey on the inside. It has a plain handle.

Historical information

Vegetables buckets were used to collect vegetables from the garden, greengrocer or other supplier.

Significance

The item speaks of a time when people either grew their own food or bought it from delivery carts.

Inscriptions & Markings

The word "GROENTEN" (vegetables) in white enameling underlined by 3 gold rings that go right around the bucket.

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Earthenware gin bottle (jeneverkruik)

Key words

beverage

Tan earthenware bottle with cork stopper with plastic top.

Inscriptions & Markings

Inscribed around shoulder: ERVEN LUCAS BOLS ‘T LOOTSJE AMSTERDAM 1 LITER. On front of bottle: Upper label Z.O. GENEVER = very old gin. The name BOLS in bold black diagonally across the label. Description in Dutch and English . Smaller lower label with serving suggestions in 6 languages except Dutch. Back of bottle: label stating again this is a very old gin and a barcode which suggests a relatively recent date of manufacture.

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Photograph of Enkhuizen harbour entrance

Key words

enkhuizen voc port medieval

Photograph of harbour entrance of Enkhuizen on chipboard (sides blackened). A cord for hanging has been stapled to the back.

Historical information

The picture is of the habour of Enkhuizen. Enkhuizen is is an old harbour city which has much of the atmosphere of a port city some centuries ago.

Significance

Enkhuizen was one of the harbours used by the VOC (Dutch East Indies Company) as home port. With the closing off of the former Zuiderzee (South Sea), now called IJsselmeer, in the late 1930's, it lost its direct connection with the sea and became more or less a museum of the past.

Inscriptions & Markings

A sticker on the back says J.Kosnar Pty Ltd.

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Board game (bordspel) - Super Pim Pam Pet

Key words

board game

Rectangular box containing blue plastic insert. Counters, cards, wheel, other game elements.

Inscriptions & Markings

On lid, illustrations of game contents. On left lower corner, 1978 by Hausemann & Hotte NV under Berne Universal Copyright Conventions. Lower right corner, red elephant Jumbo. Bottom of box gives instructions for game in 7 languages.

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Boch Delfts Wall Plate

A wall plate by Boch depicting a village scene of people relaxing in front of acottage. There are adults and children, music, listeners, games and a dog. The image is achieved using Delfts blue colouring. The rim at the back has had holes pierced to accommodate hanging.

Inscriptions & Markings

The words Boch and Delfts are decoratively applied on the back of the plate.

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Sailors' Health Insurance

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Wall Tile (Tegel)

A small, simply coloured ceramic tile commemorating the liberation of the Dutch East Indies on August 15, 1945. An illustrated paper applique has been stuck on the top surface.

Historical information

The Japanese occupied present day Indonesis from 7-12-1941 to 15-8-1945. Indonesia was a Dutch colony at the time and Dutch Indonesians were imprisoned, starved and otherwise treated with great cruelty.

Significance

This tile is of importance as a reminder of the War in the Pacific and the suffering of Dutch colonials during the Japanese occupation.

Inscriptions & Markings

The following words and phrases are recorded on the paper applique: 15 augustus 1945; NED. INDIE VRIJ; nooit vergeten (never forget). The dates 7-12-1941and 15-8-1945 record the time of Japanese occupation. The tile is further illustrated with a map of the (now) Indonesian islands; two cut lines of barbed wire and two triumphant lions.

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Dutch military field uniform

Key words

uniform army

Dutch military field uniform made from heavy greenish material: (1) short jacket and (2) pants

Historical information

Part of the small collection of uniforms in DAHC's possession. Like most of these uniform this one stems from the 1950-ies. The shoulder insigne indicate a "Genie" division (Engineering Corps).

Significance

Many of the 1950's period uniforms came from people that had been discharched after having served in the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia) during the Indonesian War of Independence.

Inscriptions & Markings

Short jacket (brass, insect eye - like button on each collar, St Joris (St George) patch on shoulder straps, "Prins Alexander" on sleeves, Dutch army emblem with "Je Maintiendrai", the Dutch national motto, on left sleeve), marks inside jacket W MvO 1954, Motecht door MITN.

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Ceramic commemorative platter of ascenscion to throne of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands

White platter. Around the rim: at top, Beatrix Regina; underneath: Troonbestijging (ascension) 30 April 1980. Dutch royal coat of arms with motto 'Je maintendrai' (I shall perservere)

Significance

Commissioned in Australia, this platter illustrates the continued affection of Dutch migrants for the Dutch royal family.

Inscriptions & Markings

On reverse, logo HP 8076 Commisioned by H. van Hoek to Hallam Pottery Handmade and handpainted by Gerard Albers

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Small framed tiles.

Set of three small framed tiles with humourous Dutch sayings.

Inscriptions & Markings

(a) Ik hoef niet te zwemmen in het geld maar pootje baden vind ik fijn. (I don't need to swim in money but I enjoy paddling in it). (b) Mannen moeten zijn als coffee, sterk goed en warm. (Men need to be like coffee, strong good and warm. (c Praat niet over jezelf, dat doen wij wel als je weg bent.

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Money Collecting Dish (Geldbakje)

Key words

street musicians; copper

This is a copper, oval-shaped dish with low (about 2cm) sides, part covered in brass, with brass handle and about 15cm in length.

Significance

Used to collect coins from those listening to street musicians, particularly the barrel organ grinder. It was customary to rattle the coins in an attempt to attract further donations.

Inscriptions & Markings

Cover displays barrel organ in relief.

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Ceramic Dish with Lid

6237(a) and 6237(b) are a pale blue china dish with lid. A painted scene on the lid shows 3 child figures in typical Dutch costumes.

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Decorative Spoon (Sierlepel)

A pewter round shaped spoon with an ornate decorative handle.

Inscriptions & Markings

A label in four languages stating that the quality of the pewter was pure. The handle shows images of two adult faces, two angelic faces and a snake entwined around it.

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Enamelled Potato Bucket (Aardappel Emmer)

Key words

kitchen
diet
vegetables

The bucket is green enamelled on the outside and grey enamelled on the inside. The metal carry handle is looped through metal loops protruding above the rim.

Significance

The Dutch traditionally ate large quantities of potatoes. These would be peeled ahead of time by available labour (e.g., mother, children, visiting relatives) and kept under water till it was time to cook them. Vegetables were similarly prepared and kept under water to prevent browning before cooking.

Inscriptions & Markings

Aardappelen (Potatoes)

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Suitcase (Koffer)

Suitcase body made of fibre covered with striped brown and cream plasticised cloth; pink plastic skintone handle with label strings, two key locks and central latch for padlock. Edges covered with pink stitched plastic Corners of lid reinforced with metal, two metal hinges, studs five metal studs underneath. Leather straps to hold lid open/. Interior covered with grey and black patterned paper. Marks of a label on left side, removed.

Historical information

Cheap suitcase for one-way trip

Inscriptions & Markings

Torn paper custom sticker, PASSED, Australia, 3869. Embossed on rear of lower part ES 20 FIBRE 26 Cheney (on lock); Cheney England on central lock

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Round framed souvenir tile

Cream background with, in foreground, couple in dark brown regional Brabant costume; farmhouse outbuildings and trees in background. Spring frame at rear for hanging. Brown imitation wood frame.

Inscriptions & Markings

Brabant at base of tile.

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Placemat with laminated copy of aap-noot-mies reading board (leesplankje) in A4 size.

Key words

aap noot mies reading board leesplankje dutch primary school

A laminated A4 copy of the "Aap, Noot, Mies" reading board.

Historical information

The Placemats were made in response to the display of pictures of the "aap, noot, mies" reading boards, which led to requests from older Dutch Citizens for copies.

Significance

The "aap, noot, mies" reading boards were used in the Netherlands for a long time (from many years before WWII till the late 1960's) as the main tool for teaching students in the first year of primary school the main vowels and consonants of the Dutch Language. The reading boards were used in combination with reading books containing the Zus & Jet stories. These stories are the source of the pictures on the reading board. Item number 6380 is an example of such a reading book.

Inscriptions & Markings

The board shows pictures of items and persons as well as the spelling of the words and names, for the words: aap, noot, mies,wim, zus, jet, teun, vuur, gijs, lam, kees, bok, weide, does, hok, duif, schapen.

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33.3 rpm LP in dustcover - 50 JAAR

Key words

australia netherlands amsterdam melbourne klm uiver

33.3 rpm LP in cardboard Dustcover

Historical information

The record was issued to celebrate in 1984 the 50 year anniversary of the ground breaking flight in 1934 by the "Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij"'s (KLM) its passenger plane the "UIVER" from Amsterdam to Melbourne, opening herewith the regular air travel from the Netherlands to the Dutch East Indisch and Australia.

Significance

The "UIVER"flight from Amsterdam to Melbourne, opened the era of the regular air travel from the Netherlands to the Dutch East Indisch and Australia.

Inscriptions & Markings

with text: 50 JAAR "UIVER" 1934-1984 Flying High" made by CBS Records

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Peijnenburg cake tin

Key words

cake tin
household item

Oblong tin with lid. Colourful Pris city scenes on all sides and lid.

Significance

Contained typical Dutch ontbijtkoek, beloved of all Dutch people.

Inscriptions & Markings

Peijnenburg Cuque de Paris on lid. On bottom: koek Peijnenburg

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Imitation smoothing Iron (Strijkijzer)

Brass smoothing iron most likely produced for the souvenir industry. The original would have held coal or charcoal. The lid can be lifted and there are openings to allow smoke to escape. The lid can be fastened to the main body with a hook. .

Historical information

In their original form these smoothing irons were filled with hot coal or charcoal and used to remove creases from garments.

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Delft blue ashtray (asbakje in Delfts blauw)

Key words

ashtray; delftware

Scalloped-edged shallow ashtray with three cigarette rests and a pair of tiny clogs on the edge. Upper edge decorated with blue arrows, three floral motifs inside bowl, rural scene with windmill on on bottom of bowl.

Historical information

Dutch were formerly heavy smokers, and many brought ashtrays as part of their luggage when they migrated.

Significance

Delftware with its traditional is collected by both Dutch and tourists

Inscriptions & Markings

On underside: superimposed with crown, handpainted in Delftsblauw, 119.

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Round tin with lid

Round tin with lid decorated with 6 colourful pictures on both lid and tin. On the tin these pictures are also named. The tin is empty but once contained sweets. It was likely a promotional item by the firm Wolters-Noordhof. Noordhoff is a large educational publisher in The Netherlands.

Inscriptions & Markings

Wolters-Noordhof © is printed on the underside of the tin. Also ALLEGRO, Gouderak ℗

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Bed Warmer

A large dish-shaped copper bowl with patterned lid which has 5 cm diam. holes. The long handle is of turned wood.

Inscriptions & Markings

None.

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Cigar Box

Inscriptions & Markings

Schimmelpenninck

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Pair of wooden clogs

These white clogs were worn by women in the Dutch dance group De Tukkers.

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Set of 3 Kitchen Canisters

Key words

kitchen
coffee
tea
sugar

5874 (a,b,c,d,e,f) Three (3) near-identical lidded enamelled steel cylindrical canisters, green on the outside and white on the inside. The lids are of black bakelite.

Historical information

Ulft consists of three hamlets: Ulft, Oer and De Pol. Oer is the northern part of Ulft and is called Oer because of the iron in the earth, which is called IJzeroer in Dutch. The DRU, an iron foundry, was located in Ulft. DRU moved to Duiven in 1999 and may be found at the Rijksweg A12. The Ulft site is still called "De Smeltkroes", a reference to the historic foundry, but is being converted to residential accommodation on top of a shopping centrum.

Significance

Such sets of 3 canisters (coffee, tea and sugar) were commonly to be found on a shelf in Dutch kitchens.

Inscriptions & Markings

KOFFIE, THEE, SUIKER (coffee, tea, sugar)

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Decorative Fork

Highly decorative silver-coated object in the shape of a four-pronged fork. A sailing ship forms the top of the handle. The handle (or stem) has 2 curlices on each side. The main section depicts a homely interior in which a seated woman plays the harp, a man stands listening and a child sits on the potty. The whole is surrounded by raised vine-like patterning.

Inscriptions & Markings

A very tiny triangle is engraved in the point of the fork at the back.

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Ceramic Commemorative Plate (Keramiek Gedenkbord)

Shaped as a soup plate the carved out bottom carries an image of Queen Wilhelmina and the inscription "1898-1923". A branch of oranges with a golden W placed in its centre partly encircles the image. The plate is edged with three green circles.

Historical information

Queen Wilhelmina celebrated her silver jubilee in 1923.

Significance

Princess Wilhelmina was only 10 years old when her father (King Willem III) passed away in1890. Until she became of age 8 years later her mother, Queen Emma, ruled as Queen Regent. The Dutch are traditionally proud of their Royal Family and this is one of the commemorative items with which the country honoured the Queen's silver jubilee in 1923

Inscriptions & Markings

"1898-1923".

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Ember Extinguisher (Doofpot)

A brass, pear shaped container with handle on three short clawed feet. The lid has a Delft blue porcelain knob.

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Book - 25 Jaar Afsluitdijk 1932-1957 (25 years of the Enclosure Dike)

A 56page rectanguar book commemorating the opening of the Afsluitdijk. The cover is of thick card while within the pages of text are illustrated with black and white photographs.

Historical information

The book commemorates the opening of the Afsluitdijk in 1932. Shutting off the North Sea created the IJsselmeer and connected the provinces of North Holland and Friesland. It has remained an essential traffic artery every since.

Significance

The book records the cultural, economic and social impact of the Afsluitdijk on the Netherlands.

Inscriptions & Markings

Originally owned and eventually deregistered by "De Utrechtse Openbare Bibliotheek" (Utrecht Public Library). Another stamp. "Filiaal Elinkwijk" shows it was used by the library branch in Elinkwijk. Full title is "Vijfentwintig Jaar Afsluitdijk". Authors and illustrators are B. Den Oudsten en P.Terpstra with an introduction by the Queen's representative in Friesland, Mr.H.P.Linthorst Homan. Publisher is Algmeen Publiciteit Kantoor, Oosterkade 20b, Leeuwarden.

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Brass Milk Measure

A brass replica of the the milk measures used in the days the dairy farmer delivered milk out of large cans brought from the dairy farms.

Historical information

The objects relates to a period when old-fashioned objects were reproduced in brass (often in miniature) and bought for collections.

Inscriptions & Markings

2 DL

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Breadbin (broodtrommel)

White enamelled metal bin with hinged lid. Handle on top of the lid. Basic lock with a twist key. The lid has a dark blue lining on the edge. The lid also features a series of 19 ventilation holes along its back

Historical information

A common item in the kitchen. Breadbins held a staple food item for breakfast/lunch. The need to have a enough bread to feed the family for a number of days.

Inscriptions & Markings

No inscriptions

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Delft commorative tile

Ceramic tile, brown and black two-line border around gold, green, red and white design. Laurel leaves with red berries around coat of arms, scroll banner. Coat of arms white background with three red horizontal bars with two crossed red bars.On back two holes for hanging.

Historical information

Dutch commemorative tile from city of Enschede in Drente

Significance

Souvenir brought by Dutch migrants on migrating.

Inscriptions & Markings

Scroll inscribed ENSCHEDE. On underside: Delft with makers' mark. Coat of arms white background with three red horizontal bars with two crossed red bars.

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Egg Cup

The egg cup is tangerine coloured on the outside and white on the inside.

Significance

Typical breakfast egg cup of the kind passed down the generations.

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Top (tol)

Key words

toy

Wooden top, hand turned, traces of red paint. Pear shape with groove at widest diameter, stem at top. At bottom, small iron knob. Slightly damaged.

Historical information

These tops normally driven by small whips. Thin string was wound around from the bottom up up to the groove. Then a sharp pull on the whip would start the top spinning. It was kept going by whipping.

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