A big crowd braved the cold weather on Saturday afternoon, to witness the unveiling of the tombstone of deceased Dutch migrant Adrianus “Aadje” Nicholaas Maria Van Der Klugt.
Thirteen of Aadje’s family members travelled from all across Ausralia including Sydney, Melbourne, Rockhampton, Cairns and Tasmania to be in Bathurst.
The Consul General of the Netherlands Frank Van Beuningen was also in attendance.
Bathurst mayor Graeme Hanger and councillor Jacqui Rudge unveiled the plaque in memory of other migrant children.
Mr Van Beuningen gave a moving speech, thanking the Bathurst Family History Group for demonstrating the community’s appreciation and contribution made by migrant families.
One of Aadje’s family members – James Hayman – gave a heartfelt thanks to the Bathurst Family History Group and to everyone present at the ceremony.
Aadje died in 1951 and up until Saturday, his gravestone remained unmarked.