In 1995 the Dutch Australian Cultural Centre organised a 50 year liberation in the Dutch East Indies commemoration at their premises in the Abel Tasman Village (ATV) at Chester Hill.

Advertisement of this event in the Dutch Australian Weekly (DAW).

Several weeks later the DAW published a double page spread review of several commemorations around the country including the one at ATV.

Dutch Australian Weekly 1 -9-1995

Two women were mentioned in the programme. Martje Schutte playing the piano and Vera Harms-Rado doing a sceth.

Eef ten Brummelaar, herself a survival of the Japanese concentration camps in her ‘Brummel’s Babbel’ in the DAW provided a review page of a performance of the “Shoe-Horn Sonata’ a play by John Misto at the ‘Ensemble Theatre’. Vera Harms-Rado was very much involved in the creation of this play. 

A photograph also from the DAW from another occasion is attached.

The sketch about her experiences in a Japanese prison camp as well as a general life story are also attached.

Vera died late last year and left some personal effects to the DACC. I also include her funeral leaflet.