Den Danske Forening
Newsletter for the Danish Association ‘Heimdal’ – Established 1872
THE DANISH ASSOCIATION “HEIMDAL” Inc.
36 AUSTIN STREET NEWSTEAD QLD 4006
PHONE: 0437 612 913 www.danishclubbrisbane.org
If you would like to share your news, you are
welcome to send emails and other material to the
editor for publication. The closing date for the
December issue is 17 November 2009. We will
endeavour to publish all material submitted but
reserve the right to edit or not publish your
contribution. Any material published does not
necessarily reflect the opinion of the Danish Club or
From the Editor
Webmaster: Aage Christoffersen
18 Boardman Street
Kallangur QLD 4503
Phone: (07) 3204 5761
Multicultural Festival 2009 at Roma Street
Parkland on 18 October 2009 was a huge
day out and coffee, Danish pastries, ice
cream cones and soft drinks proved a
winning combination on the day. See the
photos at Cafe Danmark on Friday.
November will be another busy month at
the club, we are looking forward to
welcoming Susanne Shine, the Danish
ambassador, to our ‘Store Kolde Bord’ on
14 November 2009 together with Grace
Grace MP. It’s a great opportunity to meet
Susanne Shine, enjoy a delicious
smorgasbord of Danish food and maybe a
Carlsberg and a snaps to go with the
herring. And there will be dancing to live
music by Scott Sinclair. The following
Saturday, get a headstart on your
Christmas preparations at the Julestue for
young and old: bake cookies, make
Christmas decorations and enjoy song and
music by KUPALEJA – a great way to get
into the Christmas spirit.
Photo: Kim Tvede
Phone: 07 3359 2026
WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS IN
Nicolai Wilcken Petersen &
Gitte Rasmussen, Forest Lake
Per & Sandy Dinesen, Albany Creek
Read about the membership drive in the
What’s on at the Danish Club?
Café Danmark 23 October 2009
from 6 pm
Try our tasty homemade ‘smorrebrod’: the menu varies from time to time, but you’ll often find
‘rullepølse’, fish wedges, roast beef, pate, roast pork and ‘Esrom’ cheese. Or have a hot dog and get
a drink in the bar. The bar stocks a variety of Australian beers as well as mighty strong Elephant
beer brewed in good old Denmark. If you like a glass of wine with your food, there’s a good variety of
whites and reds on offer.
It’s also an opportunity to buy delicious Danish pastries, specialty breads and organic biscuits direct
from Britt’s Danish Delights . Clive will be there with smallgoods and quality meats from Flemming,
the Danish butcher at Woolloongabba, it’s a good idea to order in advance and pick up at the café.
Christmas starts at Heimdal in October and there will be Christmas decorations, nisser, beads, toys,
cards – even marcipan from bagermester Rene.
Kids’ Play Group from 10-12
See contact details in the newsletter – give your children a chance to speak Danish and play with
other children in their age group.
Det Store Kolde Bord 14 November 2009
6.30 pm for 7 pm start
Susanne Shine, the Danish ambassador to Australia, will join us for this event and together with
Grace Grace, MP (Brisbane Central) unveil a plaque thanking the Gaming Community Benefit Fund
for their grant (Project Roof). After we have sampled the delights of the smorgasbord, there will be
dancing to music by Scott Sinclair, who has entertained at the Club on previous occasions. See
details inside the newsletter
Julestue 21 November 2009
Get ready for Christmas, kids. Bake cookies, make Christmas decorations, decorate the tree, sing
and dance with KUPALEJA – more details in the newsletter.
Folkies Old & New at Heimdal21 November 2009
6.30 pm for 7.30 pm start
New event at the Club - see the invitation in the newsletter. The arrangement is held by the Folk Rag
and members of the Danish Association are invited to enter at concession rates. We’ll serve cafe
food and pastries on
EBBA MAGDALENE VEJLE
16 th October 1916 - 27 th September 2009
It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Ebba in the evening of Sunday
27 September 2009 surrounded by her family.
Her funeral was held on Thursday 8 th October at 10am
at Centenary Memoral Gardens
353 Wacol Station Rd, Sumner Park.
Ebba came to Australia in 1956 and joined the Danish Club Heimdal together
with her husband who was President of the club and an honorary member.
She formed strong friendships in her new country and was always at the
center of whatever was happening. She remained an active and generous
member of the Club and we will all miss her, her happy smile and genuine
interest in the club’s activities and members.
Should you require more information please phone
Vivian on 0411 084475
DET STORE KOLDE BORD ‘SMORGASBORD’
Saturday 14 November 2009
6.30 for 7 pm start
A feast of food awaits you with lots of traditional favourites on the menu including
pickled herring, smoked salmon, fish wedges with remoulade, roast pork with red cabbage,
leverpostej, roast beef, rullepølse and cheese – and maybe even some Christmas
surprises. Invite your friends and family along to sample the delights of the Smorgasbord
at the Danish Club. Enjoy a beer and a snaps from the bar – there’s Red Aalborg,
Jubilæum and Brøndum available.
Scott Sinclair is back at Heimdal to entertain us with his unique blend of favourite tunes,
giving you the opportunity to dance the night away under the crystal ball.
Price: $40 for members and $45 for guests (children $20/$22.50).
All tickets must be booked and pre-paid by Monday 9 November 2009. Email Lone
Schmidt on email@example.com or ring on 07 3359 2026 to make your
Payment by EFT to Suncorp BSB 484-799 Account 02495 1468
Payment details: 14-11-09, your name and membership number
Or send a cheque to the treasurer:
24 Ashley Road
Chermside West QLD 4032
Get all your Danish Baked Goodies from Britt’s Bakery at Café DANMARK
4th Friday of each month
Authentic Danish Pastry & Organic Bread Products
Kringler, Smørtærter, Kanelstænger, Birkes, Rundstykker, Fuldkornsrugbrød,
Kransekagekonfekt, Småkager, Knækbrød og bagerens dårlige øje.
For information, order forms and delivery details, go to our website: www.brittsdanishdelight.-
Unit 5/10 Energy Crescent, Molendinar QLD 4214 Ph: 07 5571 6881 Fax: 07 5571 6947
Lørdag 21. november 2009 kl 11-16
Gudrun Tvede viser børnene (og andre, der heller ikke har bagt i mange år), hvordan man bager
skønne danske julesmåkager. Hvadenten det er vanillekranse, finsk brød eller kagenisser, det
bliver bare lækkert.
Kom igang med julepynten sammen med børnene, der skal klippes og klistres stjerner og
julehjerter eller fantasidyr til at komme på juletræet.
Kan I huske det flotte juletræ sidste år? Det skal pyntes igen fra top til fod og være klar til
julefesterne i november og december for både den norske og schweiziske klub, inden det bliver
vores egen tur 12. december 2009. Julemanden kommer kun, hvis træet stråler!
Hvis I endnu ikke er kommet i julestemning, kan I glæde jer til ‘KUPALEJA’, som underholder
med sang og musik for børn og voksne. Syng med, deltag i sanglegene, det er sjovt!
Tilmelding og praktiske detaljer
Alle juleaktiviteterne er gratis.
Baren sælger juice og sodavand, køkkenet flyttes ud i gården, hvor vi eventuelt kan servere hot
dogs eller BBQ til sultne forældre. Tilmelding til Kim Tvede (firstname.lastname@example.org) eller Lone
Schmidt (email@example.com eller 33592026).
Christmas beer and snaps
We’re organising a shipment of beer
from Denmark through an importer in
Brisbane – keep watching this space if
you’re interested or contact Soren.
Have you received your new membership
card for 2009/2010 yet? If not, maybe
you have forgotten to pay your
Hardy Bang Sorensen: Teddy
Pedersen is in Brisbane next month
Teddy’s party #4 is coming up.
If you know any of Teddy Pedersen’s
friends, please ask them to contact
Hardy Bang Sorensen at 64 Stanley
Court, Munruben by phone: 07 3297
0739 or email Munruben@aapt.net.au
as soon as possible , so that we can
make some plans. Teddy & Inez (his
new lady) is coming for a visit again and
the party will be Sunday 15 th November.
I will contact everyone closer to the date
with more details.
Hope to see many of you on the day.
Hardy Bang Sorensen
Julen nærmer sig
Den danske Kirke i Mount Gravatt holder
deres julebazaar 21. november 2009
fra 8 – 13 og der er julegudstjeneste
lørdag 19. december 2009 kl. 14-15.
Adressen er 71 Newnham Road – læs om
arrangementet på deres hjemmeside
TIL LYKKE til alle klubbens
fødselarer i oktober/november
Skriv eller ring til redaktøren, hvis du kender
nogen, der fejrer fødselsdag eller jubilæum
eller sølvbryllup, guldbryllup, fødsel, dåb – vi
vil vide det hele.
Royal Copenhagen Ice Cream
Show your membership card to Ron, the
owner of the Royal Copenhagen Ice
Cream stall in the Queen Street Mall
(Myer Centre entry) and get two ice
creams for the price of one. Ron
supplied ice cream for our stall at the
QLD Multicultural Festival.
The Dutch Stirrers have invited us to
participate in their annual event ‘Prince’s
Celebrations’ at 123 Pine Road,
Richlands. The date is Saturday 14
November 2009 at 7 pm. Ring Matt on
3353 2450 or Bill on 3219 1150 for more
information. Pay before 8 November and
the ticket price is only $10.
Planning a birthday party,
christening, wedding or corporate
function? Need a training venue?
36 Austin Street is available for hire
at reasonable rates:
Full day: $250 (members)/$350 (nonmembers)
Deposit for cleaning and breakage: $300
If you need more information, ring Lone
Schmidt on 0437 612 913.
Congratulations! Tea and Steve have a new baby boy – Young Mr X arrived on 15 October
2009. Mother and son are doing well and Ditte is very excited.
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by Jørgen Skov
When I was a young bloke, back back in DK, I always
went fishing on the first of April every year, and I went
flyfishing for trout. I was never taught or had any
instruction in flyfishing or how to do it the right way.
However I did have a bit of luck catching some fish.
Now, a few years later (try 30) and with a bit more time
on my hands, and more interest in fishing than an esky
full of beer, I enrolled in a FLYFISHING Course. It got
me going, and after a few “private tries”, I joined a
The guys in the club are very keen to show off their sport
and wherever we go, there is always someone looking
after me (teaching me), and, don’t forget, beer is not the
most important part of the exercise.
My first outing was to a place in NSW called “Uncle
Billy’s Retreat”, where we were fishing in lakes for trout.
Believe it or not, I caught 4 beautiful rainbow trout at
about 3.5 pound each.
We were 11 fishermen on the trip, living in timber huts at
the lakeside for 4 days, and it was beautiful, the
landscape, the sport and the people just made it all
We did our own cooking and had the fire going every
night because there was frost in the air.
After that, there have been some day outings, last
weekend was at the Coomera River, and we meet every
second Tuesday of the month in our club on the Gold
Next weekend (10/11 October) we have a competition
going at Borumba Dam, near IMBIL, it is a charity bash,
and I am looking forward to a couple of days flyfishing
for Bass/ Saratoga in the dam, and having a yarn with
Next step is learning how to tie your own flies, and again
the blokes in the club are very helpful in showing you
how. I will get there eventually, getting better and better
to do the whole thing, and having the pleasure of being
with a bunch of serious guys with all the know-how.
If anybody is interested in coming along give me a hoi
on my e-mail or my mobile and we can talk about where
to go and what it is all about.
Be aware though, all hobbies cost money, but Flyfishing
is not necessarily expensive. You can get a nice “starter
kit” for about $300 or so, but you can also easily spend
thousands, up to you.
If you’re already hooked or I have caught your interest,
call me on 0427 418 211 or e- mail
Aftale om social sikring mellem Australien og Danmark
Ved du, at du kan søge om pensionsydelser gennem Centrelinks international servicecenter?
Ring til Centrelink på 13 16 73 og find ud af, hvilke pensioner du er berettiget
til – de taler endda dansk. Deres hjemmeside er www.centrelink.gov.au
Nu er vi ogsaa blevet privatdetektiver – vi blev kontaktet af John Nielsen, som arbejder
hos Lego og han havde mistet forbindelsen til farbror, Erik Nielsen, som de sidst havde
kontakt med paa en adresse i Clontarf, men posten kom ikke frem og telefonnummeret
duede heller ikke.
Straks satte vi et hold paa sagen og kunne efter en snedig undersoegelse glaede John
Nielsen med nye kontaktdetaljer til farbor Erik, som kom hertil i 1962
Fredag 10-12 i Heimdals lokaler, 36 Austin St, Newstead QLD 4006
Vi vil meget gerne forsøge at starte med at mødes 1. søndag hver måned, hvis det
kan friste flere nye medlemmer, som pga arbejde og øvrige forpligtelser ikke kan
deltage i vores ugentlige legestue om fredagen.
Da vores lille faste gruppe svinger lidt i deltagere pga ferier oftest til Danmark og
arbejde mv, vil vi meget gerne se flere medlemmer. Vi tror trods alt det gavner
børnene at mødes og lege samt høre, at vi alle taler dansk.
Vi holder første søndags legestue i Heimdals lokaler søndag den 1. november 2009 kl.
Vi starter normalt med noget fri leg og ca kl 11 sidder vi alle omkring et bord og spiser
vores medbragte mad – og slutter normalt dagen med nogle danske børnesange.
Med venlig hilsen
Tea, Morten, Charlotte, Tina
0405 730 252 0419 659 837
0410 215 300 0403 838 663
Hello all the Scandinavian booklovers,
Scandinavian Bookclub meeting is on again at
Café Danmark at the Danish Club,
Library on the “Mezzanine level”
Friday 23 rd October
Book club starts at 7.30 pm
We are discussing Anne Holt’s novels, (Norwegian
crime and thriller genre) I have recently read one
called “Punishment” – see the review below
and, Marianne Fredriksson’s delightful novel
Hanne’s daughters .
Have you read a good book by a Scandinavian author
lately? Can you recommend a good read for the
bookclub? Bookclub members read your choice of
Scandinavian book, fiction/non-fiction/ in English or
in Nordic languages and then get together with
others over coffee and discuss what you liked or
didn’t about the book. Everyone is welcome.
Holt, Anne - 'Punishment' (translated by
PUNISHMENT is the first in a newly translated,
extremely successful series in Europe, featuring
academic and former FBI profiler Johanne Vik
and Detective Inspector Adam Stubo of the
When nine year old Emilie goes missing her
father is worried but not frantic. She'd done this
once before just after her mother died. This
time, they don't find her. When a little boy disappears
and ultimately is returned to his parents;
dead, no obvious cause of death, and a
hand-written note: You Got What You Deserved;
Oslo starts to worry.
Police Superintendent Adam Stubo, working the
case, turns to former FBI profiler Johanne Vik
for help. Johanne is already looking into the
conviction of Aksel Seier for the rape and
murder of a young child many years ago. An
old lady really wants to know if Seier was guilty
or not. Johanne is not confident that she can
help Adam, but he is increasingly desperate for
any sort of lead that the Police can get. He and
his team make very little progress and they
soon have three abducted children, two dead
and a chance that Emilie is still alive.
The story shifts focus between the search for
the current child killer in Oslo to Johanne's
search for information about Seier's case. At
the same time Adam is increasingly leaning on
Johanne for assistance in the case and for human
contact. Adam's own wife and daughter
have died. Johanne has a disabled daughter she
struggles to manage on occasion, and an exhusband
who would be happy to take full custody
of their daughter.
Whilst both of the cases slowly gather some
pace, the central part of the story concentrates
on the increasing involvement of Johanne and
Adam. It's not a romantic involvement as such,
but there is a feeling of interest and reliance
from both of them.
There are a couple of hints in this book that indicate
a first time novel, though in fact the author
has written several previous books which
haven't yet been translated into English. There
is a tendency towards over-development and
over-explanation of characters, and at points
this concentration takes away from the pace
and focus you would expect from a current day
serial killer investigation. The resolution was
also over reliant on some coincidences which
certainly added to the thriller side of the story,
but perhaps over-egged the pudding slightly.
Neither of these minor quibbles ultimately take
much away from the book, and the central
character of Adam Stubo is a really interesting,
sympathetic and intuitive Police Detective.
Read another review of PUNISHMENT.
Karen Chisholm, Australia
Karin Fossum – “BROKEN”
Genre – psychological suspense (Norwegian author)
A woman awakes one night to find someone in her
room. She lies there in terrified silence, unable to
move. The woman is an author and the man begs her
to tell his story.
This book is an intriguing insight into the mind of an
author. Many times through out the book the
boundaries between fact and fiction, character and
story-teller are blurred in this story.
BROKEN is not exactly a crime novel, but it is
certainly a novel of suspense, and a masterly
portrait of one gentle, decent man whose life is
altered by volatile circumstances when a young
emaciated woman arrives at his place of work and he
offers her a cup of coffee. It is set in the town of
Drammen, in Norway and explores issues such as
controlling one’s emotions and destiny and the role
this might have in shaping personality and
experience. It is a really enjoyable read from the
author of the Inspector Sejer mysteries. I hope you
enjoy it as much as I did.
Wonderful English from
Around the World
In a Bangkok temple:
IT IS FORBIDDEN TO ENTER A WOMAN,
EVEN A FOREIGNER, IF DRESSED AS A
Cocktail lounge, Norway:
LADIES ARE REQUESTED NOT TO HAVE
CHILDREN IN THE BAR.
Doctor's office, Rome:
SPECIALIST IN WOMEN AND OTHER
Dry cleaners, Bangkok:
DROP YOUR TROUSERS HERE FOR THE
In a Nairobi restaurant:
CUSTOMERS WHO FIND OUR
WAITRESSES RUDE OUGHT TO SEE
On the main road to Mombassa,
TAKE NOTICE: WHEN THIS SIGN IS
UNDER WATER, THIS ROAD IS
On a poster at Kencom:
ARE YOU AN ADULT THAT CANNOT
READ? IF SO WE CAN HELP.
In a cemetery:
PERSONS ARE PROHIBITED FROM
PICKING FLOWERS FROM ANY BUT
THEIR OWN GRAVES.
Tokyo hotel's rules and regulations:
GUESTS ARE REQUESTED NOT TO
SMOKE OR DO OTHER DISGUSTING
BEHAVIOURS IN BED.
On the menu of a Swiss restaurant:
OUR WINES LEAVE YOU NOTHING TO
In a Tokyo bar:
SPECIAL COCKTAILS FOR THE LADIES
THE FLATTENING OF UNDERWEAR
WITH PLEASURE IS THE JOB OF THE
YOU ARE INVITED TO TAKE
ADVANTAGE OF THE CHAMBERMAID.
In the lobby of a Moscow hotel
across from a Russian Orthodox
YOU ARE WELCOME TO VISIT THE
CEMETERY WHERE FAMOUS RUSSIAN
AND SOVIET COMPOSERS, ARTISTS
AND WRITERS ARE BURIED DAILY
A sign posted in Germany's Black
IT IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN ON OUR
BLACK FOREST CAMPING SITE THAT
PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT SEX, FOR
INSTANCE, MEN AND WOMEN, LIVE
TOGETHER IN ONE TENT UNLESS THEY
ARE MARRIED WITH EACH OTHER FOR
BECAUSE OF THE IMPROPRIETY OF
ENTERTAINING GUESTS OF THE
OPPOSITE SEX IN THE BEDROOM, IT IS
SUGGESTED THAT THE LOBBY BE USED
FOR THIS PURPOSE.
Advertisement for donkey rides,
WOULD YOU LIKE TO RIDE ON YOUR
Airline ticket office, Copenhagen:
WE TAKE YOUR BAGS AND SEND THEM
IN ALL DIRECTIONS.
A laundry in Rome:
LADIES, LEAVE YOUR CLOTHES HERE
AND SPEND THE AFTERNOON HAVING
A GOOD TIME.
Cafe Danmark Friday 23 October 2009 6 pm
As usual, there are many things happening at Cafe Danmark: it’s an opportunity to meet old friends,
make new ones, taste Danish ‘smørrebrød’ a la Australia, sample genuine Carlsberg in the bar (or
how about a heart-stopping snaps), buy delicious Danish pastries and breads from Britts, browse
the library, pick up a t-shirt with a Danish motif and now you can even buy pickled herring!
Falkeskog Onion Herring or Anchovy Spiced Herring (630 g jars) in limited quantities for $9. We’ll
buy more if you want them! NOW there’s also Torskerogn (cod roe) at $5.50 and Makrel i tomat
(mackerel in tomato sauce) at $3.50.
Hanne og Kirsten juler hele året rundt med at lave juleting , som I andre kan pynte
jeres stuer med til jul. Alle vores ting er håndlavede, og fantasien kører hele tiden
med nye modeler, som vi synes, vi er gode til at lave. Så vi håber på at at se
mange danske familier til vores Julemarked.
Thanks to Worldwide Online Printing in Eagle Street for printing the newsletter.
Study & Stay in Australia?
Your door to the best in Australian Education & Training….
We are Danes, with a strong background in both Danish and Australian education &
training. Though we work with people from any country, we run some especially exciting
programs between Denmark and Australia, including:
• Guiding would-be migrants to courses for recognition in 60-Point occupations
• Assisting students enter the very best course, school/college/university for their
• Study Tours – customised to meet the particular needs of the Danish schools/colleges/universities
• Semester Study Abroad – individuals or classes come to undertake one semester
of study, and get credit back into their secondary school/undergraduate programs
• Placing students into workplaces in Australia for Occupational Training, which is
part of their studies in Denmark
• Consulting services for Danish institutions wishing to establish links with Australian
We’d be delighted to assist you in any of these areas. Please do not hesitate to contact us:
Riborg Andersen email@example.com Ph: 07-5442 9588
Joern Christoffersen firstname.lastname@example.org Ph. 07-54739917
It’s time for the Christmas markets at Café
Danmark and we hope to see lots of stalls again
with Christmas goodies, decorations, arts and
crafts. To make sure that we have room for
everyone, please contact Lone Schmidt on 0437 612
913 or email@example.com to book your
You are invited to the
Out of Body Awareness
Thursday, 26 th November 2009
The Danish Club Heimdal
Newstead QLD 4006
RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone 07 4974 1334
by 20 th November
Complimentary Champagne, tea, coffee and Danish pastry to celebrate
Out of Body Awareness Website - http://outofbodyawareness.com/index.php
What else is happening at the Danish Club?
Book Launch 26 November 2009
Cafe Danmark & 27 November 2009
Christmas Party 12 December 2009
Folk Dancers’ Special Event 29 January 2010
Phone 07 3359 2026
Mobile: 0402 691 435
Phone (02) 6680 3574
Phone 07 3359 2026
(not on the committee)
Phone 07 3822 4476
Phone 07 3289 3559
Henrik Caspersen (Rick)
Phone 0418 776 277
Phone 0411 084475
Phone 07 3103 6535