Polish settlement in the South Island

Article by Leszek Wątróbki. The first Polish settlers arrived in New Zealand under the Vogel works scheme of the 1870’s to help build New Zealand’s infrastructure to link New Zealand’s main cities. Poland was then under the auspices of Prussia, Russia & Austria since 1795. Bismark at the time had released a set of reforms…

Polish Poster Art

Polish phenomenon The cultural phenomenon of Polish poster art is in Dunedin as part of a celebration of 250 years of Polish theatre. Members of the Polish Heritage of Otago and Southland Charitable Trust tell Rebecca Fox about its significance. The cultural phenomenon of Polish poster art is in Dunedin as part of a celebration…

Dunedin Southern Cemetery

Wednesday, 13 November 2019 Gravestone of Polish prince restored and consecrated The latest of many big changes of fortune in the world of a former Polish prince and patriot was marked in a ceremony at the Dunedin Southern Cemetery yesterday. The recently restored grave of Polish Prince Alois Konstanty Drucki-Lubecki, who died in the city in…