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Celebrating the

150 Year Anniversary of Poles Down South



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In the years following the arrival of Europeans in Aotearoa, immigrants began to fill the southern islands from all corners of the globe. Among them were the Poles.


Gravestone of Polish prince restored and consecrated
The latest of many big changes of fortune in the world of a former Polish prince and patriot was marked in a ceremony at the Dunedin Southern Cemetery yesterday.


The Children of Pahiatua
How 700 Polish children made an unlikely journey from the depths of Siberia to the New Zealand countryside.
(Podcast Adam Mickiewicz Institute)




Chairperson .....  Ewa Rożecka Pollard
Phone ......+64 3 477 5552
Secretary ..... Anna McCreath Munro
Phone ..... +64 3 464 0053

Facebook ..... Poles Down South 

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Poles in New Zealand   We would like to hear from Poles or people with any Polish connection, who visited New Zealand and particularly those of you who paid a visit or lived anywhere in Otago or Southland.

Polski  “Poles Down South” jest stroną internetową organizacji polonijnej w Nowej Zelandii działającej w rejonie Otago i Southland na Wyspie Południowej. Siedzibą organizacji jest Dunedin.