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The Magyar Millennium Park

The Magyar Millennium Park

The Hungarian presence in New Zealand is not particularly conspicuous – Hungary’s only national memorial is the Magyar Millennium Park in Wellington. It was opened in 2003, three years after Hungary celebrated its millennium as a Christian state, and symbolises the gratitude of New Zealand Hungarians to their adoptive country for taking them in as refugees. The park includes a carved wooden gateway, which was a gift from the Hungarian government.

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Ann Beaglehole, 'Hungarians - Hungarian culture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 12 April 2021)

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