Who Remembers Us

[Featured photo: March 1952 Family Buiskool on board Johan Van Oldenbrneveld] By Helen Buiskool, North Carolina, USA I’m so excited to now be able to learn more about my heritage, thanks to The Indo project. It is long overdue for many of us of my generation who have hungered for more information now that our…

Indo Profile: Kimo Huybrechts

[Featured photo: Merriman’s] By Bianca Dias-Halpert   It was with great pleasure to finally talk with Kimo Huybrechts, a diverse musician from Hawaii of Indo heritage.   His music group Ranga Pae was formed in 1995.   Ranga Pae means “encircling the earth” in the Maori language.  The name came about when Kimo and a team from…

Twist to Ship Journey

[Featured photo: Ship approaching Hobokan port New Jersey] By Johannes Adriaansen, Oregon, USA The Decision I was ten years old sitting at the dinner table when Dad came “outa the blue”and brought up the idea of going to “Amerika” and asked us for a vote!   Unanimously we voted for Amerika !! The next thing…

Suza Francina.

By Bianca Dias-Halpert After talking with Suza I couldn’t help but think of someone being at the right place at the right time.  For starters, she lives in Ojai, California one of the most beautiful places in not only natural elements but also lifestyle.  With a climate likened to the Mediterranean, Ojai is also an…

Troops 1947

Excerpt Translated by Jan Krancher, California, USA After WWII, in an effort to re-establish control of its colony from 1947-1949 the Dutch instigated a “Politionele Acties” (police action) by sending  troops back to Indonesia.  To ease the transition for the troops and prepare them, a guidebook was published titled “Scheepspraet”. It is interesting to note the actual…