Australia and The Netherlands (Holland) have an unique and ongoing relationship dating back 406 years.  Longer than with any other nation, including the British.

In 1606, the "discovery" of Australia by Willem Janszoon in his Duyfken also was of low prominence, even though it was 164 years before James Cook.

During WWII, the Dutch fought alongside the Aussies, as the Fourth Ally, something that was overlooked to a great extent when it was all finished.

The recently formed Centre for International Heritage Activities includes the collaboration between Australia and The Netherlands with regard to a shared culture and heritage.

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