Story: Refugees

Polish children (1st of 2)

Polish children

During their stay at the Polish Children’s Camp at Pahīatua, the orphans were educated in Polish. They were to go back to Poland once the war ended, but when political circumstances there made returning difficult, they were given permanent residence.

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How to cite this page:

Ann Beaglehole, 'Refugees - 1870s–1940s: refugee groups', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 May 2022)

Story by Ann Beaglehole, published 8 Feb 2005