Auckland Polish History

Count Jozef de Montalk-Potocki

Count Jozef de Montalk-Potocki arrived in NZ in the 1860s and taught modern languages at Auckland University College from 1891.

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Geoffrey Potocki de Montalk

Count Geoffrey Wladislas Vaile Potocki de Montalk (10 June 1903 – 14 April 1997) was a poet, polemicistpagan and pretender to the Polish throne.

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Paderewski Concert tours in 1904 & 1927

Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860-1941) was a Polish pianist and composer who performed in New Zealand in 1904 & 1927.  He was a spokesman for Polish independence.

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