Story: Hungarians

Socialising in the 1950s

Socialising in the 1950s

The arrival of Hungarian refugees in the 1950s reinvigorated the local community and led to the establishment of clubs in the major cities, where people could gather to share language and culture. These Wellington immigrants listen to the violin, an instrument often used in traditional Hungarian folk music.

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Private collection, Klára Szentirmay

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Ann Beaglehole, 'Hungarians - Immigration before 1956: navvies and exiles', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2021)

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