Origin Batavia (Djakata), Indonesia
Accompanying Family Laura van Kempen (wife) and Ties van Kempen (son, aged one year)
First settled in Carlisle, WA
Original Occupation Radio Communications Technician
Occupation in Australia Electrical Power Technician


Departure Port Priok
Arrival Year 1951


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Harold is Dutch born, arrived in Indonesia as a youth with his parents. He was interned in a prisoner-of-war camp following the World War 2 Japanese invasion. His parents deceased in similar camps. Post-war Indonesian Independence hostilities triggered the migration to WA.


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