Heritage

The history of Polish settlers in New Zeland is tightly linked to the history of New Zealand itself. The first Poles to visit New Zeland arrived together with cpt. Cook at the end of the XVII century. The first polish familly that decided to settle in New Zealand was the Subritzky familly, they've came in 1843. The biggest group of Polish people so far that came to New Zeland in the XIX century, it was estimated to be between 500 and 1000 people. Back in XX century there were two major groups that arrived during, and right after the Second Wold War and after the Martial Law in Poland. 

KATYŃ, OSTASZKÓW, STAROBIELSK DRUGA DEPORTACJA

Tej zbrodni dokonano w 1940 roku, świat dowiedział się o niej później.

ANZAC DAY 25th of April

What  the wind is to the seed of a tree, Gallipoli is to New Zealanders and Australians. When the winds of war reached these shores, and the Dominion of New Zealand was called to fight, it blew the nation to the spot where it grows today. This wind was a painful force on that seed, but, in

WYWIAD Z PANIĄ MALWINĄ ZOFIĄ SCHWIETERS ocalałą z sowieckiej deportacji podczas II Wojny Światowej część pierwsza

Druga masowa zsyłka i my byliśmy wzięci w kwietniu, pierwsza była  w lutym a trzecia w czerwcu.

 

Mówi Pani o deportacjach na Syberię w roku 1940.

THE CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST  

THE CHILDREN OF THE HOLOCAUST  

by Joanne Pohe, year 11 student, Hawkes Bay

the best essay in the second edition of Paul Siedeman competition;                                                             text in original form

 

 

 

POLAND MAKES CONTACT

In New Zealand society , Captain James Cook is often hailed as the great 'discoverer' of not one, but many nations. As controversial as such 'discovery' may, there is no doubt that the arrival of the Endeavour in 1769 changed the course of history for New Zealand, leading on to the story of colonialism that we know today.

 
 
 
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