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Far from their Native Land
An article written in 1945 about three Polish girls attending Convent of the Sacred Heart, Auckland and details about the Polish children coming to New Zealand.
Source: Krystyna Kołodyńska-Downey
Time Period: After WWII
Country: New Zealand
City/Town: Auckland
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Krystyna (Kołodyńska) Downey 145924
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Graduation photo of Krystyna Kołodyńska
Graduation photo of Krystyna Kołodyńska (aged 20 years). The first of the Polish Children to attend university and to graduate (BA in French and English) . Photo taken on her graduation day 9 May 1952, in Auckland.
Source: Krystyna Kołodyńska-Downey
Time Period: After WWII
Country: New Zealand
City/Town: Auckland
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Krystyna (Kołodyńska) Downey 145924
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60th Jubilee of Polish children’s arrival in New Zealand
My partner Stephen, me and mum at 60th Jubilee of Polish children's arrival in New Zealand. Unveiling of commemorative plaque. 26 October 2004 at Frank Kitts Park, Wellington, New Zealand.
Source: Lonia Sarniak
Time Period: After WWII
Country: New Zealand
City/Town: Wellington
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Grotto built by Polish children
Grotto built by Polish children
Source: Lonia Sarniak
Time Period: During WWII
Country: New Zealand
City/Town: Pahiatua
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Polish children, Pahiatua Camp, New Zealand
Janina Marchewa (my mother) is in back row, left-hand corner.
Source: Lonia Sarniak
Time Period: During WWII
Country: New Zealand
City/Town: Pahiatua
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Irena and friend in Pahiatua Camp
Irena and friend in Pahiatua Camp. Irena is standing on the left of picture.
Source: Brian Mansor
Time Period: During WWII
Country: New Zealand
City/Town: Pahiatua, Tararua District
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Irena (Łobaczewski) Mansor 102979
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Irena and Richard Mansor Wedding Photo
Irena and Richard Mansor Wedding Photo. They were married at St Mary of the Angel church in Wellington, NZ. Best man is Wilfred Mansor, brother of Richard.
Source: Brian Mansor
Time Period: After WWII
Country: New Zealand
City/Town: Wellington
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Irena (Łobaczewski) Mansor 102979
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Irena with a group of girls and adults at Pahiatua
Irena with a group of girls and adults at Pahiatua
Source: Brian Mansor
Time Period: After WWII
Country: New Zealand
City/Town: Pahiatua, Tararua District
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Irena (Łobaczewski) Mansor 102979
Red Cross Tracing Form for Antoni
Irena only found her brother Antoni when she was near her death of cancer in New Zealand in 1977. They spoke on the phone but never met again after last meeting in the Childrens Camp in Teheran or Isfahan.
Source: Brian Mansor
Time Period: After WWII
Country: New Zealand
City/Town: Wellington
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Antoni Łobaczewski 145592
Irena (Łobaczewski) Mansor 102979
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Red Cross Tracing Correspondence Page 3
Irena only found her brother Antoni when she was near her death of cancer in New Zealand in 1977. They spoke on the phone but never met again after last meeting in the Childrens Camp in Teheran or Isfahan.
Source: Brian Mansor
Time Period: After WWII
Country: New Zealand
City/Town: Wellington, Wellington
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Irena (Łobaczewski) Mansor 102979
Antoni Łobaczewski 145592
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Red Cross Tracing Correspondence Page 2
Irena only found her brother Antoni when she was near her death of cancer in New Zealand in 1977. They spoke on the phone but never met again after last meeting in the Childrens Camp in Teheran or Isfahan.
Source: Brian Mansor
Time Period: After WWII
Country: New Zealand
City/Town: Wellington, Wellington
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Irena (Łobaczewski) Mansor 102979
Antoni Łobaczewski 145592
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Maria Nowotarska – 1945
In garden at house of Jean Fraser (Red Cross Staff), Pahiatua - after being hospitalised.
Source: Maria Kołodzińska
Time Period: After WWII
Country: New Zealand
City/Town: Pahiatua
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Maria (Nowotarska) Kołodzińska 102856
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Sport at Pahiatua Camp
Girls playing basketball at Pahiatua Camp sometime between 1946 and 1947.
Source: Maria Kołodzińska
Time Period: During WWII
Country: New Zealand
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Maria (Nowotarska) Kołodzińska 102856
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Sport at Pahiatua Camp – Boys playing Volleyball – 1944-49
Sport at Pahiatua Camp – Boys playing Volleyball – 1944-49
Source: Maria Kołodzińska
Time Period: After WWII
Country: New Zealand
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On Parade – Pahiatua Camp 1944-1949
Parading for visitors in uniform at Pahiatua Camp.
Source: Maria Kołodzińska
Time Period: After WWII
Country: New Zealand
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Maria (Nowotarska) Kołodzińska 102856
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Mikołaj Nowotarski
Mikołaj Nowotarski
Source: Maria Kołodzińska
Time Period: After WWII
Country: New Zealand
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Mikołaj Nowotarski 102862
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Mikołaj and Janina (Świerczyńska) Nowotarski
With children Helen and Teresa in New Zealand
Source: Maria Kołodzińska
Time Period: After WWII
Country: New Zealand
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Mikołaj Nowotarski 102862
Janina (Świerczyńska) Nowotarska 145769
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Maria Nowotarska in Wellington
Maria Nowotarska in Wellington
Source: Maria Kołodzińska
Time Period: After WWII
Country: New Zealand
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Maria (Nowotarska) Kołodzińska 102856
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Maria Nowotarska at a dance at St Francis Hall, Wellington
Maria Nowotarska and Stasia Świerczyńska approx. 1950
Source: Maria Kołodzińska
Time Period: After WWII
Country: New Zealand
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Maria (Nowotarska) Kołodzińska 102856
Stanisława (Świerczyńska) Błażków 145770
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Maria Nowotarska and Stanisław Kołodziński
New Years Ball, Wellington (when they were young) after winning the 1st Ball Prize
Source: Maria Kołodzińska
Time Period: After WWII
Country: New Zealand
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Maria (Nowotarska) Kołodzińska 102856
Stanisław Kołodziński 145976
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Maria Nowotarska and friend
In traditional Polish dancing costume, Pahiatua Cam
Source: Maria Kołodzińska
Time Period: During WWII
Country: New Zealand
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Maria (Nowotarska) Kołodzińska 102856
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Maria Nowotarska and E Wierzbicka
Dancing in traditional Polish costume, Pahiatua Camp 1944-1949
Source: Maria Kołodzińska
Time Period: After WWII
Country: New Zealand
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Maria (Nowotarska) Kołodzińska 102856
Ewa (Wierzbicka) Redwood 146523
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Maria Nowotarska & Jean Fraser – 1945
Maria a the house of Jean Fraser (Red Cross staff) before returning to Pahiatua Camp - after being hospitalised.
Source: Maria Kołodzińska
Time Period: After WWII
Country: New Zealand
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Maria (Nowotarska) Kołodzińska 102856
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Maria Nowotarska & Friends – Pahiatua
l-r: Janina Ratuszna, Stanisława Masalska, Maria Nowotarska
Source: Maria Kołodzińska
Time Period: After WWII
Country: New Zealand
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Maria (Nowotarska) Kołodzińska 102856
Janina (Ratuszna) Donald 146067
Stanisława (Masalska) Płachecka 146321
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Maria Nowotarska & Friends – Outside Pahiatua Hall 1944-49
l-r: Janina Ratuszna, Maria Nowotarska, Jadwiga Adamczyk
Source: Maria Kołodzińska
Time Period: After WWII
Country: New Zealand
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Maria (Nowotarska) Kołodzińska 102856
Janina (Ratuszna) Donald 146067
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Maria Nowotarska & Eugenia Sajewicz
Maria Nowotarska & Eugenia Sajewicz
Source: Maria Kołodzińska
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Maria (Nowotarska) Kołodzińska 102856
Eugenia (Sajewicz) Miliszewska 146098
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Maria and Stanisław Kołodziński, Wellington – 1950
Maria and Stanisław Kołodziński, Wellington – 1950
Source: Maria Kołodzińska
Time Period: After WWII
Country: New Zealand
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Maria (Nowotarska) Kołodzińska 102856
Stanisław Kołodziński 145976
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Maria Nowotarska & friend
At a dance at St Francis Hall, Wellington approx. 1950
Source: Maria Kołodzińska
Time Period: After WWII
Country: New Zealand
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Maria (Nowotarska) Kołodzińska 102856
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Jan and Krystyna Nowotarski
With children Stan, Rosie and Ted
Source: Maria Kołodzińska
Time Period: After WWII
Country: New Zealand
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Jan Nowotarski 102861
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In traditional Polish dancing costume
At Pahiatua Camp, 1944-49
Source: Maria Kołodzińska
Time Period: After WWII
Country: New Zealand
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Maria (Nowotarska) Kołodzińska 102856