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Wróblewski Family




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Wróblewski, Jan (1845-1903) Rukosin, the son of Franciszek Wróblewski & Maryanna Wiśniewska m. (28 May 1872) Church of the Holy Trinity, Lubiszewo-Tczewskie, Katarzyna Walińska (1853-1924) Boroszewo, the daughter of Jozef Walinski & Franciszka Szwocha. They left Stanisławie for Hamburg where they set aboard the “Palmerston” 29 Jul 1872, arriving at Port Chalmers, Dunedin, 6 Dec 1872.

Listed aboard were—Johann Wroblewski 27 & Valencia (Catherina) 19. They were sent south to Scroggs Creek on contract work with Brodgen & Sons to lay the southern railway through the Taieri. Family—Greytown; Anthony (1874-1936), John (1875-1875), Joseph (1875-1875), Frank (1876-1955), Mary (1878-1949), August (1881), John Patrick (1883-1940), Anna (1885), Joseph (1887), Catherine (1890), Martha (1892-1945) & George (1895). John, a labourer, was naturalised as a New Zealand citizen 26 Aug 1899, residing in Allanton. John died at Allanton 30 Jul 1903 aged 58 & Catherine died at Allanton 10 Dec 1924 aged 71. Both are buried at the Allanton Cemetery.

Catharina & Johan Wroblewski.

Mary Wroblewski at home in Allanton.

Information kindly provided by Gladys Diehl.


The Polish Government is offering financial assistance, by way of a ‘one-off payment’ grant, to Poles repressed or deported to Siberia or living in the Eastern regions of Poland during the period of 1936 – 1956. 

In order to qualify for this grant, one must be a Polish citizen, holding a Polish passport and, must be a retired serviceman/woman.

For further information kindly contact:

Professor Krzysztof Pawlikowski:   Mobile: 022 044 6075         Email: kryspawli@gmail.com


Marian Ceregra:   Land Line: (04) 972 4545

Email: mariopol4545@gmail.com


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