Story: Taranaki region

Polish timber-workers, Inglewood (2nd of 2)

Polish timber-workers, Inglewood

The township of Inglewood was being established in the mid-1870s when dozens of impoverished Polish families arrived in Taranaki. A number of the men ended up labouring on road-making and bush-felling contracts. Many were eventually able to buy farms in the area, and Polish surnames remain common in the district.

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki region - Pākehā settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 September 2023)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 1 Aug 2015