Author: Paul Klemick

Polish immigrants arrive at Port Lyttleton

The first Port to receive a shipment of Polish immigrants to New Zealand aboard the Friedeburg in 1872.  This was followed by the Stonehouse 1874, Dunedin 1874, St. Lawrence 1874, Gutenburg 1874, Waimate 1875, Conflict 1876 and Countess of Kinfore 1876.

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Poles gather at Lyttleton

The first Port to receive a shipment of Polish immigrants to New Zealand aboard the Friedeburg in 1872.  In 2011 an enthusiastic group of Poles gathered in Lyttelton to celebrate the opening of a Polish consulate in Christchurch.

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Plaque; Fryderyk Chopin

A plaque was placed and unveiled by Polish Ambassador  Beata Stoczynska on 16 March 2014. This was one in a series placed around New Zealand as part of the programme – Polish trails in New Zealand. Celebration of 40th anniversary of Polish-New Zealand diplomatic relationship.

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Pope John Paul II Plaque

A plaque, unveiled in 2007 is located on a large rock below a Norfolk pine near the kiosk at Auckland Domain. It commemorates the visit of Polish-born Pope John Paul II to Auckland in November 1986.

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral

The cathedral includes a statue of John Paul II and Katyń plaque: On 16 April 1990 the Catholic Bishop of Auckland Denis Browne unveiled a plaque in St Patrick’s Cathedral, Auckland.

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