Lecture with lunch on connection with Oceania

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Fanny Wonu Weiss will give a lecture on the historical bond between the Netherlands and Oceania on January 24, 2023 at De Acker in Bijnacker, at the invitation of the elderly associations. What does Middelburg, Hoorn, Oegstgeest, Utrecht or Amsterdam have to do with Oceania? In her lecture, Fanny Wonu Weiss discusses how the Netherlands has been connected to Oceania since the early 17th century. The trading interests of the Dutch East India Company played an important role in this.

Fanny Wonu Weiss is a curator at the Tropen Museum in Amsterdam and the Volkenkunde Museum in Leiden. He has worked in museums in Cambridge, New York and Paris. He has participated in many exhibitions at home and abroad and has many publications to his name.

Oceania consists of the continent of Australia and numerous islands between the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean. New Zealand and New Guinea also belong to Oceania. The Netherlands’ colonial relations with the former Dutch New Guinea are also discussed.

In some areas, the Dutch were the first Europeans to discover a land. As cartographers, the Dutch gave names to places in Oceania, some of which we still use today, such as New Zealand and Easter Island.

We welcome you on January 24, 2023 from 9.30 a.m. in Meeting Center De Acker, Park Berkenoord 2, Pijnacker. The lecture will be held from 10 AM to 12 PM with a break. From 12 noon, participants will have a well-prepared lunch. The meeting ends at 1:00 p.m.

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The cost for the lecture, two coffees/teas and a well catered lunch is €17.50.

Registration for participation is open until January 22, 2023. You register by transferring €17.50 to the bank account NL79 RABO 0142 2098 48 in the name of AA van der Maarel SBO Pijnacker-Nootdorp. When making a transfer, mention ‘Oceania’, your phone number and email address. You will not receive confirmation of your registration. For questions, call Ab van der Maarel, phone 369 37 85.

Information about the activities and membership of the senior citizens’ associations in Nootdorp and Pijnacker can be found on the website. www.kbozuidholland.nl/pijnacker-nootdorp.

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