'Friedeburg' 1872 Polish Descendants Reunion in Akaroa

3 September 2022

'Friedeburg' 1872 Polish Descendants Reunion in Akaroa

3 September 2022

Descendants of early Polish settlers that arrived in NZ on board of ‘Friedeburg’ in 1872, gathering for ‘FRIEDEBURG 1872 DESCENDANTS REUNION’.
The event, led with overwhelming passion and enthusiasm by local Kotlowski family, brought together three generations of at least five original Friedeburg families. Stories were shared. Connections were made. Celebratory cake with icing in Polish national colours was officially cut by Mrs Zofia Halwic (Cultural Diplomacy) from Polish Embassy in Wellington.
Special guest – historian and story teller, descendant of ‘Friedeburg’ group herself – Margaret Copland ‘performed’ a Polish migrant story – sharing the highs and lows of life in 1872 NZ.

Creator: 'Between the Waters' - Polish Legacy in NZ Charitable Trust

Area: Banks Peninsula / Akaroa

Contributor: 'Between the Waters' - Polish Legacy in NZ Charitable Trust

Source: Entry in the 2022 Christchurch City Libraries Photo Hunt

Source: View in Canterbury Stories

Reference ID: CCL-PH22-DW-151621

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