Story: Hungarians

Dressing in national costume

Dressing in national costume

By the late 20th century there were some Hungarians in most of New Zealand’s cities and larger towns. In 1993 the Wellington Public Library mounted an exhibition of photographs of a visit Queen Elizabeth II had just made to Hungary, her first official visit to a former Warsaw Pact country. One family, Klára and Paul Hellyer and their children Zsófi and Gábor, donned national costume to view the exhibition.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1992/2977-F

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Ann Beaglehole, 'Hungarians - Hungarian culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 July 2021)

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