Spaan family 1957-1958
The Spaan family arrived at Unanderra in 1957-1958 from Bonagilla, a
Migrant hostel in Albury, Victoria.They had originally come from Holland. There
was Sonja her brother Richard (Dick) and their parents Margaret and Dirk. They
stayed at Unanderra Hostel until they moved to Corrimal, where Sonja and her
brother went to primary and high school. Since then Sonja now lives in Dapto.
Sonja remembers that her mother didn't like the hostel at all because the hostel
was very basic (1950's) in particular the food hall was different to what they
were used to back home. As for Sonja and her brother they thought it was ok
apart from it was very hot in the summer and freezing in the winter.
The photo's Sonja has donated are of herself her brother and her parents there are some old friends on them too, they had also come from Holland.