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HF - Sep-Oct 2011 (Vol 6 No 5)

Holland Focus September-October 2011


Column by Jacob van Splunter in which he writes about his experiences and impressions gained during his many travels as journalist.
This issue's article explorers Goyder's Line, the imaginary line in South Australia, dividing the state in areas suitable for agriculture and areas only suitable for cattle breeding.

Verbeeldingen van Ambachten
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 Veender" (turfsteker, peat cutter).

Taals Taaltje
Regular contribution from Frans Hertoghs.
In this issue's article titled "Taalonderhoud", Frans writes about losing your native language (or not).

Jan Weijdt
Each issue a different title. Jan writes about virtually anything: interesting places in the Netherland to visit ranging from modern museums to historical towns; background to current affairs and social issues, to name a few.
This issue is about "De Haar Castle" (kasteel De Haar), its origin, history and current place in cultural Nederland.

What is What
In each issue of Holland Focus Chris Lampe gives a description of a product that is very popular with the Dutch. 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 issues correct answers go in the draw for the book "Het onzichtbare label".

Dutch/Flemish cinema
Regular column by Darren Arnold, reviewing films with a Dutch or Flemish connection.
In this issue Blue Bird from Belgian filmmaker Gust Van den Berghe.

What else. . .
Besides our ‘regular’ contributors (Marcia, Edo, Johan, Erik, Henny), this issue is packed again with many other interesting articles, e.g. Melbourne artist Alieska Manintveld, writer Kader Abdolah, profiles from special people in the community; Book Reviews; Community & Club news; Dutch Cuisine; etc. etc.

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