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The Duyfken 1606 Replica Foundation Inc. is funded by private individuals, the community, corporate and government sponsorship.


          Maritime Museums of Australia Project Support Scheme
  Duyfken acknowledges the support provided by the Australian National Maritime Museum
through its Project Support Scheme for the development of the Duyfken Audio Tour Program,
 a tour that takes visitors to Duyfken on a 25 minute audio guided experience through the
replica sailing ship Duyfken.




Thousands of people contributed to the construction of the Duyfken replica.  Constructed largely by volunteer shipwrights, volunteer guides showed people over the ship as she was being built, and the Friends of the Duyfken and the Duyfken 1606 Club represented the wider community and business supporters. Most importantly, the Duyfken 1606 Replica Foundation received funding for the project from the Governments of the Netherlands, Western Australia, Queensland, and Australia, the Lotteries
Commission of WA, private donors, the MG Kailis Group of Companies and a whole raft of other companies and members of the community.

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The Duyfken 1606 Replica Foundation acknowledges the contribution of Dr Michael G Kailis,
the Foundation's Founding Chairman, to the construction of Duyfken and the ongoing support of
Dr Patricia Kailis and the Kailis family.

Mr Julius Tahija

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