MAJOR BUILD SPONSORS
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.
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