- Spillekom, Elly
- PLACE OF BIRTH
Elisabeth Wilhemina Maria (Elly)
Elly: “I graduated from HBO (university where I studied Utrecht – Fontys Hogeschool) I undertook nursing training (worked till 2013 in the health sector), became a teacher, an entrepreneur and the director of an art gallery.”
Elly’s brother Jan emigrated to New Zealand
According to Elly brother Jan moved to Australia two years later
(One of the) migratory moves of Elly’s brother Jan can also be found in the Dutch registration sysyem in the National Archives The Hague more info
Dick worked since 1989 mainly in filter sollutions in the oil and gas industry. In 2012 Dick and Elli started their migration to Australia.
Elly’s brother Gerard migrated to Australia
In 2012 Dick and Elli started preparations for their migration to Australia.
Elly: “My family were OK with us leaving. We have lots of family around the world. However, they did like it that we were going to where another family member lived.”
Elly: “We flew over with seven suitcases and three bicycles. It took another six months before our container arrived.”
Dick: “My mother found it hard for the first year. If I said I had to sort some issue out, she would say: “will you have to come home to sort it out,” hoping it would bring me back for a bit. After a year she came to visit with my sister. Then she said she totally understood why I wanted to live here.”
They travelled on 457 visa, although they began the migration process by applying for a “skilled migrant – Regional Visa.”
Promotional Activites of the Australian Government in 1965 to stimulate European migrants to move to Australia more info
Elly started a job as coordinator of the Duyfken 1606 Replica
Elly started as a curator at the Dutch Australian Foundation
Dick started as project manager Aerison Group ltd.