Story: Hungarians

Souvenirs of home (1st of 3)

Souvenirs of home

These porcelain dolls in national costume come from the Mezőség region of Hungary, now part of Romania. They are typical of many New Zealand Hungarians’ prized possessions.

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Private collection, Klára Szentirmay
Photograph by Miranda Wells

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Ann Beaglehole, 'Hungarians - Immigration before 1956: navvies and exiles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 December 2021)

Story by Ann Beaglehole, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 25 Mar 2015