Het onbekende Zuidland naderbij’ by Jaap van der Veen is a catalogue of an exhibition about the history of Australia, the Aborigines and the Dutch explorers and emigrants. It is published by Volkenkundig Museum ‘Gerardus van der Leeuw’ in Groningen in 1988.
It contains contributions from Don Grimes and other authors. The book has an introduction and a summary in English. It covers topics such as the discovery of Australia by Dirk Hartog and other Dutch navigators, the colonisation of Australia by the British, the conflicts and interactions between the Aborigines and the Europeans, the migration of Dutch people to Australia in the 20th century, and the cultural and economic relations between Australia and the Netherlands.
Jaap van der Veen
Is a Dutch historian and curator who specialises in the history of art and culture of the Netherlands and Australia. He has worked at various museums and institutions, such as the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, the Volkenkundig Museum ‘Gerardus van der Leeuw’ in Groningen, and the University of Amsterdam. He has published several books and articles on topics such as Rembrandt and his contemporaries, Dutch exploration and emigration to Australia, and Australian Aboriginal art and culture. He has also organised exhibitions and lectures on these subjects.