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Poles Down South

A story of the Early Polish Settlers in Otago and Southland, Aotearoa New Zealand. 

By Paul Klemick with Peter Matheson

“A fascinating array of illustrations complement the text superbly.  Seamlessly combining social history, labour history, migration history, and religious history, this book is solidly grounded in primary sources.  It should interest not only the descendants of the original Polish settlers, but anyone interested in New Zealand history.” 

Contains 325 pages with 339 photos and illustrations.

Poles Down South” Book was launched on Saturday the 18th of November 2023 at Toitu Otago Settlers Museum at 31 Queen’s Gardens in Central Dunedin at 2pm.  The launch was followed by a short talk about the 250th anniversary of Polish naturalists Johann Reinhold Forster and Georg Adam Forster on board Captain Cook’s Resolution in 1773 and then a look back over 25 years of POHOS

Click image or this item to listen to Paul & Ewa
interviewed by Oar Radio. 

Interview starts around minute 5
With thanks to Oar Radio

To Purchase “Poles Down South” please fill out the contact form below, and we will be in touch to finalise your purchase as soon as possible 

The price is $60, and postage within New Zealand adds $10

Postage outside New Zealand is on application

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