Emigration to Australia

Thanks to the contacts we had with Jan Laukens and Adele Nieuweboer in the Netherlands,  and Erica Laukens in Australia, we were able to reconstruct the family tree of our namesakes in Australia. The roots of all known namesakes in Australia trace back to the village of Achel in the North of Belgium (Province of Limburg). All of them are descendants of Herman Laukens, the first Laukens who lived in the 15th century.

Our search started on the website of the national Archives of the Netherlands, in which we found four names of emigrants to Australia. Further exploration of the website of the National Archives in Australia resulted in a list of nine names.
 
The people that we found are member of two branches of our family tree. The common ancestor is Petrus Joannes Laukens, born 15 September 1755 in Achel, died 5 March 1826. He married in Antwerp 10 January 1785 with Anna Maria Joanna Ercken (Achel 29 August 1758 – 25 January 1820). 
 
They had 10 children, of which 5 went to Holland. Descendants of two of them emigrated to Australia: 
- Gerardus (Achel 19 October 1785, Oud-Beierland 10 February 1842)
- Arnoldus (Achel 24 May 1801 – Brussels  26 March 1870). After his marriage  he lived in Antwerp, where 6 of his 10 children were born. Around 1840 he moved to Rotterdam. He died in Brussels in 1870.
 
The link is ecpleined in the diagram below ( for a more detailed outline see "Samenhang tussen de verschillende takken"  - in Dutch - or explore our data base[1]).

Descendants of Laukens Gerardus:

Laukens Cornelis Petrus was born  3 May 1888 in Enkhuizen (Noord-Holland).  He married 21 November 1912 with Cornelia Maria Koper .

They had three  children; two  emigrated to Australia:

- Augustinus Paulus Maria Laukens (Enkhuizen 16 October 1914, Traralgon/Australia 11 March 1994) , he married in 1939  with  Geertruida Reus;

- Karel Martinus Laukens (Enkhuizen 12 January  1920, Traralgon/Australia 23 April 2004)

The two brothers and Geertruida Reus arrived on the fifth of December 1954 in Melbourne (ship Sibajak)

Descendants of Laukens Arnoldus

Franciscus Joannes Laukens was born on the ninth of December 1905 in Rotterdam. He married 15 April 1931 with Catharina Maria Dickhoff.  They emigrated 1963 to Australia (ship  Aurelia).

Children who emigrated:

- Theodorus Henricus (19 April 1935) emigrated already  in 1956, long before his parents. He made the trip with  the Sibajak ,

- Antonius (Rotterdam 14 July 1937,  deceased) : arrival not known

- Hendricus Joseph (Rotterdam 7 April 1947 – deceased  18 October 2010) and Maria Honorina Clementina Loerakker arrived in Australia on the 22nd of January 1971.

 



[1] In order to avoid misunderstandings the data in this text are written as day-month-year, with the month in characters. Please note that in the Dutch texts of our website and in our data base a date mostly is written in a numerical format day-month-year (e.g. 4/5/2013 is the fourth of may 2013)

 

 

Immigration records in Australië (source: National Archives Australia: http://www.naa.gov.au/)

 

Title

LAUKENS Anthonius born 14 July 1937 - Dutch - travelled per KLM flight under Netherlands Australia Migration Agreement

Series number
A2478

Control symbol
LAUKENS A

Contents date range
1952 - 1965

 

Access status
Open

Location
Canberra

Barcode
1227374

 


Title
LAUKENS Theodorus Hendricus born 19 April 1935 - Dutch - travelled per ship SIBAJAK departing in 1956 under Netherlands Australian Migration Agreement

Series number
A2478

Control symbol
LAUKENS T H

Contents date range
1956 - 1956

 

Access status
Open

Location
Canberra

Barcode
1441114

 


Title
LAUKENS Catharina Marie - Nationality: Dutch - Arrived Melbourne per Aurelia 14 November 1963 Departed Commonwealth on 22 March 1964 Also known as DICKHOFF

Series number
B78

Control symbol
DUTCH/LAUKENS CATHARINA MARIE

Contents date range
1
Jan 1939 - 31 Dec 1972

 

Access status
Open

Location
Melbourne

Barcode
5818869

 


Title
LAUKENS Franciscus
Johannes - Nationality: Dutch - Arrived Melbourne per Aurelia 14 November 1963 Departed Commonwealth on 22 March 1964

Series number
B78

Control symbol
DUTCH/LAUKENS FRANCISCUS JOHANNES

Contents date range
1
Jan 1939 - 31 Dec 1972

 

Access status
Open

Location
Melbourne

Barcode
5818870

 


Title
LAUKENS Hendricus Joseph born 7 April 1947; Maria Honorina Clementina (nee Loerakker) born 16 August 1947 - Dutch - travelled per QANTAS flight departing on 22 April 1971

Series number
A2562

Control symbol
1971/5564

Contents date range
1970 - 1971

 

Access status
Not yet examined

Location
Canberra

Barcode
7724752

 


Title
LAUKENS Augustinus
Paulus Maria - Nationality: Dutch - Arrived Melbourne per Sibajak 5 Dec 54

Series number
B78

Control symbol
DUTCH/LAUKENS AUGUSTINUS PAULUS MARIA

Contents date range
1
Jan 1939 - 31 Dec 1972

 

Access status
Open

Location
Melbourne

Barcode
9541945

 


Title
LAUKENS Geertruida - Nationality: Dutch - Arrived Melbourne per Sibajak 5 Dec 54 Also known as REUS

Series number
B78

Control symbol
DUTCH/LAUKENS GEERTRUIDA

Contents date range
1
Jan 1939 - 31 Dec 1972

 

Access status
Open

Location
Melbourne

Barcode
9541946

 

 

Title
LAUKENS Karel Martinus - Nationality: Dutch - Arrived Melbourne per Sibajak 5 Dec 54

Series number
B78

Control symbol
DUTCH/LAUKENS KAREL MARTINUS

Contents date range
1
Jan 1939 - 31 Dec 1972

 

Access status
Open

Location
Melbourne

Barcode
9541947