Migration from Netherlands East Indies Centre for Advanced Studies in Australia, Asia and the Pacific

Curtin Research Fellow, Senior Lecturer, Perth, Australia


  1. Hello
    My name is Jacqueline Monti and I am researching my Oma, Opa, Great-Oma x2 and father’s story from DEI. All were born there except for one Great Oma who was born in British India.
    I have inherited some amazing professional photographs from and Great Uncle (Opa’s brother) who worked for KPM and travelled widely throughout SEAsia and Europe. The photos of Indonesia pre-war are stunning. I would like to pass these on to where they can be archived or digitised.
    Also, my family were interned in both Bangkinang and my Oma in Changi (sentenced to 10 years). I have his statements and stories etc. I am well underway with my research and am lucky enough to have many original documents and early DEI photographs.

    • Dear Jacqueline,

      How wonderful that you have inherited such treasures. You might want to contact Het Indisch Herinneringscentrum, as they have the facilities to collect these type of photographs. If they cannot facilitate your request, they might be able you to a better source. Their contact information is:

      Het Indisch Herinneringscentrum
      Sophialaan 10
      2514 JR Den Haag
      T +31 (0)70 200 25 00

      Good luck and much success with your research.

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