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Title Oral History with Petronella VanderDonk-Muise
Date 15 Jun 2001
Document Type Oral History (Audio)
Name VanderDonk-Muise, Petronella
Interviewer Coleman, Amy
Date of Recording 15 Jun 2001
Duration 00:06:24
Reference 01.06.15PDM
Library / Archive Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Description Petronella VanderDonk-Muise arrived from the Netherlands in 1946. She relates her experiences arriving in Canada as a war bride, describing meeting her husband on the pier, walking in the public gardens and how ashamed her husband was by her appearance, eating oranges and bananas and the train journey to Yarmouth.
Theme(s) Arrivals: Ports and Early Experiences
Country (from) Holland
Country (to) Canada
Places Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Ports Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Nationality Dutch
Ships Queen Mary
Keywords war bride, marriage, shipping, Cunard Line, food, railway, seasickness, clothing, church, religion
Language English
Copyright Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21