Albert Vreman

Albert Vreman was nineteen when he emigrated to Australia from the Netherlands in 1955 and has lived in the Illawarra area for 56 years. He was employed in the Bulli Brickworks and as a tiler, working on many buildings in the area. Albert has been involved with Rotary and the Dutch Society and contributed greatly to the local community. He speaks of his life in Woonona and about working in the surrounding areas of the Illawarra.

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Albert’s audio interview can be downloaded here.


Woonona – Woonona Railway – Alkira Lodge – Dutch Club Woonona – Woonona Railway – BHP – Bulli Brickworks – Heritage Hotel – Bulli Hotel – Catholic Church Thirroul – St Michael’s Thirroul – Humidity Crib – Wollongong Hospital – Fish and Chip Shop – Bushfires 1968 – Bulli Police Boys Club – Soccer Club.

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