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Our moderators will sometimes change spelling or grammar so everyone can understand a submission. It would be appreciated if you could run your community contributions through a spell checker to speed up the posting process!

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How to cite this page

'Copyright, Disclaimer and Moderation information', URL:, (Ministry for Culture and Heritage), updated 28-Feb-2024