|I was born in Holland in 1930 and came to Australia in 1952.
I worked as an architect and consultant in the building industry
until I retired in 1995.
I now work [with great difficulty at times] as a
watercolour painter. I have been married to Joan for over 50
We have 3 children and 5 grand children. Number 5 was the
arrival of Mark the little Budda
My full name is Gerrit
Nicolaas Hartland but my friends call me Gerry. My father was
the last of 5 generations of fishermen who lived in the village
of Koedijk in West Friesland where I was also born. it is
interesting in a boring way that my grand father and his father
on my father's side and my grand father and his father on my
mother's side were also fishermen.