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A Polish refugee 25 years later (2nd of 2)

A Polish refugee 25 years later

Mr K. Markowski arrived in New Zealand in 1944 as one of the displaced Polish children. Twenty-five years later he and fellow refugees returned to the camp at Pahīatua where they had spent their early years in New Zealand. Mr Markowski was pictured on that visit holding a photograph of himself as an eleven-year-old boy in 1944. In the old photograph he is the boy on the extreme right.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP-Politics-Immigration-Polish refugees-01

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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