Taeke Cnossen 1961

Taeke Cnossen (Idzega, June 20, 1896 – Leeuwarden, January 12, 1988) was a Dutch journalist.

He was editor of the reformed Friesch Dagblad (1919-1921) and the anti-revolutionary daily De Standaard (1921-1943).

He was one of the co-founders of the Reformed Emigration Vereeniging (GEV), founded on November 23, 1927. After a reorganisation, the GEV continued on a broader Protestant-Christian basis as the Christian Emigration Centrale (CEC), from February 5, 1938. After the Second World War, the CEC would play a major role in guiding and organising the Dutch emigration, particularly to Canada, Australia and the United States, where many Reformed people migrated in percentage terms.

In September 1946 Cnossen became director of the Central Agricultural Emigration Foundation (CSLE), but he remained active within the CEC. We would prove to be an enthusiastic and flamboyant leader of this emigration centre until April 1965.


Book: Australië en Nieuw-Zeeland

Together with M. Apperloo he authored a book titled Australië en Nieuw-Zeeland, which was published by Zomer en Keuning in Wageningen in 1954. The book is a travel guide and a cultural introduction to Australia and New Zealand, with information on geography, history, economy, society and customs. The book is illustrated with photographs and maps.

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