Born prematurely at sea to Dutch immigrant mother, Mrs. Grietje Visser, twins Maria and Engeline?
Born prematurely at sea to Dutch immigrant mother, Mrs. Grietje Visser, twins Maria and Engeline were filmed in hospital at Perth, after their arrival in Australia, October 27.
Born 2,000 miles from Fremantle on board the liner Johan Van Oldenbarnevelt, Captain de Groote was asked for full steam in order to get the twins to hospital as quickly as possible.
In the meantime, while they were being looked after by ship's doctor, Dr. Verboog, carpenters, electricians and engineers built an incubator.
Maria, two pounds at birth, and her sister Engeline, three pounds, were doing later well.