Kōrero: Poles

Polish dancers help commemorate orphans

Polish dancers help commemorate orphans

On Labour Day (26 October) 2004, New Zealand’s Polish community celebrated the unveiling of a plaque on the Wellington waterfront. It commemorates the arrival of Polish orphan children and their guardians in 1944. In front of the plaque, which is covered by the Polish national flag, are members of the Orleta Polish Dance Group with some of the 1944 arrivals.

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Photograph by Melanie Lovell-Smith

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Theresa Sawicka, 'Poles - 20th-century arrivals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4795/polish-dancers-help-commemorate-orphans (accessed 19 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Theresa Sawicka, i tāngia i te 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015