Plan to settle 5000 Dutch soldiers in Australian 1949

MORE than 5000 Dutch soldiers will migrate to Australia soon after demobilization in Java. Their entry will be under a mutual agreement between the two countries, to be concluded soon. It is understood that the Australian Government stipulated in the agreement that the men should be single and under 30.

The Government’s objective is to settle them in primary and secondary industries throughout Australia, provided employers can arrange their accommodation.

Source: Courier Mail (Brisbane) 23 May 1949 via Trove)

There is no information if this scheme was actually implemented. Any more info is most welcome.

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