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Hungaria Association Football Club, 1969

Hungaria Association Football Club, 1969

The success of Wellington’s Hungaria Association Football Club reflected the popularity of the sport in Europe. The club provided Hungarian immigrants with social support, and also enabled them to meet other New Zealanders. As the players’ names indicate, not all of the team were Hungarians.

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Ann Beaglehole, 'Hungarians - Immigration from 1956: refugees', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 January 2022)

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