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Notes on the Geography of The Netherlands: Delft: Traces of the East: Photo 15

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A shepherd? Well, this is the Sint Barbara Klooster (convent), which served as an orphanage from 1579 to 1910. It's very near East India House, and during the life of the VOC some 800 boys left from here for the East Indies. Girls, too, though that stopped when someone noticed that most of the girls died on the voyage out.

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