Nic's CV

Nic's CV.

NAME...............................Nic H.H. Klaassen
DATE OF BIRTH.............5 December, 1942




1976-1979 University of Adelaide, Studying for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts.
1979 Graduate Diploma in Education
1988 Completed Master's Qualifying Studies at Flinders University.
1994 Graduate Certificate in Australian Studies, University of Adelaide


Assistant Accountant, Two years National Service,
Arrived in Australia in November 1965 from Holland.
1966-1974 A variety of jobs.
1975-1979 Return to full time study.
1980 Various contract positions with the Department of Education.
1980 Adult night classes for TAFE, teaching Australian History.
1981-1985 Leigh Creek Area School, teaching PES Geography and Australian History, Social Studies and Aboriginal Studies at various year levels.
1983-1985 Member of the Leigh Creek Area School Council.
1983-1985 Adult night classes for TAFE, teaching Local History.
1984 Acting History and Geography Senior.
1984 Wrote Sliding Rock (in This Australia)
1984 Wrote and Published Beltana, The town that will not die
1985-1986 Member of the Far North Priority Country Education Program.
1985-1986 Planning and conducting Historical Tours of the Far North.
1986 Wrote and Published Sliding Rock, To mine or not to mine
1986-1996 Reynella East High School teaching Legal Studies, Economics, Australian History and SACE Australian Studies.
1986-1988 Organiser and leader of school excursions to the Far North of South Australia, concentrating on the Social, Economic and Historic importance of that area.
1988 Member of AMF tour to Port Pirie, Port Augusta, Whyalla, Iron Knob and Port Bonython.
1988-1990 Member of the Reynella East High School Council.
1988-1993 Marker in Australian History for SSABSA.
1991 Wrote and Published The Northern Flinders Ranges, Mountains Minerals and Mines
1993 Writing Based Literacy Assessor.
1995-1996 Instructing Staff in the use of computer programmes.
1996 Resigned from the Education Department.
1996 Wrote The battle for Leigh Creek (in Playford's South Australia)
1996-2021 Running Flinders Ranges Research, including its website.
1996-2000 Research and Consultancy work, lecturing at TAFE and WEA
1996-2000 Tour guide. Wheal Watkins Mine Tours, Burnside HSI.
1996-2000 Teaching South Australian History courses for the University of the Third Age)
1997 Wrote and published Leigh Creek, an oasis in the desert
2000 Wrote The Flinders Ranges (for Northern Regional Development Board Inc.)
2001 Wrote Flinders Ranges and Far North (in Wakefield Companion to SA History)
2001 Wrote George W. Goyder and Dame Roma Mitchell (both in South Australia's Greats)
2001-2002 Several research contracts, Researching History of South Australian Gold Mining.
2003-2007 Several research contracts, Writing History of South Australian Gold Mining.
2005 Wrote Pieter Nuyts (in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Supplement 1580-1980)
2007 Wrote Worthing Mine (In Hallett Cove Courier August)
2007-2022 Volunteer Tutor English for newly arrived migrants and refugees at TAFE.
2008 Wrote Dame Roma Mitchell (In Cathedral Magazine)
2009 Wrote Pieter Nuyts' Legacy (in Holland Focus)
2016 Wrote Kevin S Rasheed (in Australian Dictionary of Biography)
2016-2022 Studying Arabic culture and language.


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