Dirk Hartog 2016 initiative

Dirk Hartog 2016 initiative
11 December 2015

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Australia and the Consulate General in Sydney proudly announced their support to 1 of 3 new Dirk Hartog 2016 projects to be initiated by the National Library of Australia in Canberra on Friday 11 December 2015. 

Dirk Hartog in the Digital Classroom

Dirk Hartog 1616–2016: 400 years of Dutch-Australian connection will reveal the stories of Dutch-Australian connections to young audiences. It will provide a tool for teachers to explore the immigration/migration story as outlined in the curriculum but do so through the experience of Dutch-Australians.

The National Library's Digital Classroom is designed for Australian schools, and is also available to all audiences nationally and internationally. Teachers can use the online tools—about 400 years of Dutch-Australian connection—to address year 5, 6 and 10.

This resource is expected to be launched October 2016 to coincide with the anniversary of Dirk Hartog’s landing.

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