The Van Gils.

As told by Friedje van Gils of New Mexico, USA In the late 1950’s the Van Gils family arrived in the USA starting off in Akron, Ohio and eventually spreading out all over the country.  They arrived with… Read More

Beach and Wedding Photo.

As told by Carol Norwood of Pennsylvania, USA The photo from the home page slideshow is of Carol Norwood’s mother named Cita at the age of 2 in January of 1930.  They were walking with their baboe (nanny)… Read More

Genealogy.

By Bianca Dias-Halpert, Washington, USA Several years ago I received a big envelope with old family photos from a tante (aunt) in Holland.  She had been researching our family geneology and heard that I was interested.  I never… Read More

Australian Indofest.

Kathryn Pentecost is currently a PhD student in the School of Communications, International Studies and Languages at the University of South Australia, Magill Campus. This is her first contribution as a guest author for our web site blog…. Read More

Architecture of Kota Toea.

As told by Calvin Michel Sidjaja of Jakarta, Indonesia The locals call this district of Jakarta “Kota” and people still live there. It is referred to as Kota Toea because it is the only place in Jakarta that… Read More

The Indo Way.

          When I was growing up in Canada, I always had the impression that I was not quite the same as everyone else.  For the most part I grew up in small farming communities… Read More

Indo Profile Tamara Fielding.

I had the good fortune of interviewing Tamara Fielding as our first Indo Profile of the month.  On the east coast, she has carved out a life path by integrating her love for  drama and her Indo heritage…. Read More

From Canada.

I guess the best way to start would be an introduction. My name is Jack Profijt and I live in Ontario, Canada, and there is no Dutch-Indonesian Community here to speak of.  I live in a small city in… Read More

Social World of Batavia.

Book Review By Calvin Sidjaja, Jakarta, Indonesia Title:  Social World of Batavia: Europeans and Eurasians in Colonial Indonesia Author:  Jean Taylor Gilman ISBN-10: 0299094707 ISBN-13: 978-0299094706 This is probably one of the most complete literature of Dutch-Indonesians you… Read More

From The Outside.

Between the ages of 9 to 13,  my father used to take me to Delta Park in Portland, Oregon (USA) to watch soccer games. There were three soccer fields.  One of the teams I remember was called “Hollandia” and… Read More