- Biederberg, Dianne
- PLACE OF BIRTH
Dianne’s parents moved from Poland to Australia in 1938 by SS Orama
Dianne’s father Emanuel was naturalized in 1946
Dianne’s mother Berta was naturalized in 1947
The family lived in St Kilda after arrival and bought a house in 1947 in Brighton.
“We were the first foreigner in our street. I was about seven when Italians moved in next door. That opened up an entirely different cuisine to us. Mussels from the Jetty at Brighton beach and pasta were our favourites. Mum loved to try out the new dishes.
After attending Elwood high and Brighton High, Dianne started at Monash University, finishing her B.A. Dip. Ed in 1972. She then started her Masters in Special Education.
“I made my first trip to Europe in 1972. I met someone in a youth hostel in Amsterdam. We started up together. He came to Australia for a couple of months. In the school holidays the next year I went to the Netherlands. The following year I moved there without finishing my Master’s Degree. Only with a suitcase full of clothing. So not yet with forever in mind.”
Dianne was married for 26 years.
“I met my husband via my first partner.”
After several jobs with polaroid and Ballast Nedam, Dianne worked for 10 years at the Free University in Amsterdam.
In 1990 she started her own business CE Media
Dianne became a member of Australian Business in Europe Netherland, ABIE-NL
I became a member of ABIE first of all: being an Australian and working for an Australian business.
Dianne joined the Australian and New Zealand Club The Netherlands and is now President of the ANZC.