Wellington Polish History

Poles settle at Carterton

Polish immigrants assisted by the New Zealand government arrive in the area in 1876. One of those families being the Szutkowski family from Gdansk.

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Pope John Paul II in Wellington

It was a Sunday when the Polish-born Pope stood at Wellington’s once grand Athletic Park in Newtown before 25,000 people on November 23, 1986.

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Pahiatua re-enacts arrival of ‘PolishChildren’

The decades appeared to melt away for a group of Polish war-ophans and refugees on a pilgrimage to their adopted hometown

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