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HF - Jul-Aug 2010 (Vol 5 No 4)

Holland Focus Jul-Aug 2010"Koninginnedag Down Under"
This edition is brimming with orange, covering the celebration of Koninginnedag by Dutch communities in various cities around Australia.

Kaas Koppen
A glance at the current Netherlands by Yolanda Edens:
ORANJEGEKTE and GARBAGE, the two most talked about subjects during the last few months.

Nederlander is what you are inside
This issue is not just about koninginnedag. In an interview with Yolanda Edens, Dr Jacomine Nortier, linguist and senior university lecturer, explains that speaking your mother tongue is not the most important core value that "makes you feel Nederlander".  

Verbeeldingen van Ambachten
Our regular column by Frans Hertoghs analysing the poems and drawings by Jan Luyken (or Luiken).
Luyken lived in the second half of the "Golden Century" (17th century) and his work shows us the daily life of his time.
In this edition we look at "De Suikerbacker" (the sugarbaker).

Frans Hertoghs' regular contributions (in Dutch) about public affairs in New Zealand. In this edition, Frans ponders on the presence of racism or racial discrimination in New Zealand's rugby sport.

Taals Taaltje
Regular contribution from Frans Hertoghs. This issue is about "eponiemen", words derived from a brand name.

Rotterdam's main port expanding in the North Sea
Jan Weijdt describes the expansions works in the Rotterdam harbour, illustrated by his impressive photography. and the impact in terms of employment and economic side-effects. 

Who's Who
In each issue of Holland Focus Chris Lampe gives a description of a famous Dutch person. In this issue, Chris talks about the Afsluitdijk and the never ending struggle against water in the low lands. Readers who know the answer to the question related to this topic are invited to send it in and go into a prize draw.This issue's prize is the book "Africa United, de weg naar het WK".

Dutch/Flemish cinema
Regular column by Darren Arnold, reviewing films with a Dutch or Flemish connection.
In this issue the movie Little Baby Jesus of Flandr from director Gust van den Berghe.

Besides our ‘regulars’ (Marcia, Jacob, Pim, Edo, Johan, Erik), this issue is packed with many other interesting articles such as: Book Reviews, Community news, Crossword, Dutch Cuisine, etc. etc.

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