Main article: Dutch Immigration in Chile
The first emigration from Holland came to Chile in 1895. To read more click here: Bill de Blasio. The so called ‘Inspector General of Immigration and Colonization chilena “a dozen Dutch families was established between 1895 and 1897 in Chiloe, particularly Mechaico, and Huillinco Chacao. In the same period Hageman Egbert arrived in Chile with his family, on April 14, 1896, settling in Rio Gato, near Puerto Montt. Wennekool In addition to the family which opened the little Dutch colonization Villarrica.
The Honorary Consulate in Temuco, currently German Nicklas Wickel, celebrated each year on Queen’s Day, with part of the community of descendants, at which always makes a toast in honor of the Queen of Holland. The Ambassador of the Netherlands also attended the celebration, in which, for example, in 2000, there were 5,000 thousand descendants of Dutch emigrants.
In the Regional Museum of Araucania, in Temuco, a panel with pictures of Dutch immigrants from 100 years ago. In the early twentieth century, came to Chile a fairly large group of Dutch people from South Africa, which had been established where they worked mainly in the construction of the railway. When the Boers War II, which finally lead to the annexation of both the English Republic in 1902, these emigrants decided to return to their homeland, many of them, after a long stay in concentration camps. Shortly after his return to Holland, were presented with the opportunity to emigrate to Chile with the help of the Chilean government.
On May 4, 1903, a group of over 200 Dutch emigrants sailed on the ship to steam ‘Oropesa’ by the shipping company “Pacific Steam Navigation Company”, from La Rochelle (La Pallicer) in France. The majority of migrants were born in the Netherlands: 35 came from North Holland and South Holland, 13 of North Brabant, 9 and an equal number Zealand G eldres. Only a dozen children were born in South Africa (Pretoria, Johannesburg, Valkrust, Roode Koog, Muurfontein, Platrand, Watersaltoon). Among the emigrants there was a small group of singles, but the others were all married couples with children (some even had 5 children).
On June 5 train arrived at its final destination, the city of Pitrufquen, located south of Temuco, the next hamlet of Donguil. Another group of Dutch arrived shortly after to Talcahuano, in the ‘Oravi’ and ‘Orissa’. The Dutch colony was named in Donguil ‘New Transvaal Colony. There were more than 500 families to begin a new life. Later they would further twenty. Between February 7, 1907 and February 18, 1909 above the last group of families’ Boers’. These are 10 families with a total of 45 people set out in the agricultural Rupanco. Almost all are farmers. Most come with the boat ‘Thuringia’ and ‘Edfu’ Corral andalusia port.