Memories of Dutch East Indies

The Dutch East Indies (Dutch: Nederlands-Indië; Indonesian: Hindia-Belanda) was a Dutch colony that became modern Indonesia following World War II. It was formed from the nationalised colonies of the Dutch East India Company, which came under the administration of the Dutch government in 1800. During the 19th century, Dutch possessions and hegemony were expanded, reaching their greatest territorial extent in the early 20th century. This colony which later formed modern-day Indonesia.
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Warong (food stall) in Batavia (Jakarta) 1915

Old postcard from the old Dutch East Indies Jakarta was known as Batavia in that time. But I do love those old pictures!

Raden Saleh, The Greatest Painter from Dutch East Indies period

Indonesia, Java ~ Raden Saleh, The Greatest Painter from Dutch East Indies period

COLLECTIE TROPENMUSEUM Raden Mas Kotar van het hof van Sultan Hamengkoe Boewono VI van Djogdjakarta

Photo by Isidore van Kinsbergen of Raden Mas Kotar of the court of Sultan Hamengkoe Buwono VI of Yogyakarta,

1939 Bali, A dance instructor trains a young child in traditional Balinese dance.

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Wayang Wong, Javanese, Surakarta. 1936-1937.

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Working in the field, 1910-1920

Working in the field, I chose this because it shows more people working in the very wet field.

Tjalie Robinson is the main alias of the Indo (Eurasian) intellectual and writer Jan Boon (born Nijmegen, 10 January 1911; died The Hague, 22 April 1974) also known as Vincent Mahieu. His father Cornelis Boon, a Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL) sergeant, was Dutch and his Indo-European mother Fela Robinson was part English and Javanese. By adopting his mother's family name he clearly pledged his allegiance to his Eurasian identity.

Tjalie Robinson is the main alias of the Indo (Eurasian) intellectual and writer Jan Boon (born Nijmegen, 10 January 1911; died The Hague, 22 April 1974) also known as Vincent Mahieu. His father Cornelis Boon, a Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL) sergeant, was Dutch and his Indo-European mother Fela Robinson was part English and Javanese. By adopting his mother's family name he clearly pledged his allegiance to his Eurasian identity.

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