Over the weekend we went for a long drive to a gorgeous place in Victoria. The place is Seaspray, along the 90 Mile Beach. Yesterday was such gorgoeous weather too. Unlike days prior and indeed, unlike today's gale force winds and hail storms.
We went to visit an Auntie and her children, our kids got to meet their second cousins who were visiting from Darwin. This time we were researching hubbie's Dutch family Heritage.
His Heritage begins in Holland pre second World War. Opa was in the Dutch Underground and he was a real life Indiana Jones with the people he saved in any which way he could. The family came to Australia and were in quarantine in Gippsland the year before Melbourne held the Olympics.
Work was mainly labor, on farms and in factories. Life was difficult at first but everyone seemed to blend in after a few years residing in Australia.
The good thing about researching Dutch heritage is that there are log books from boat immigration and that in Holland, they have a register for every single person buried over there. The hard thing is translating it all into English, here is where we welcome the translator page on the world wide web.
Next thing to do is to go to the Immigration Museum in town to get pics of the boat hubbie's family came over on. Exciting huh?
The whole family had a great day beach fishing. We did not catch any fish, but it was just so relaxing and fun on a warm Winter's day :)