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Polish Museum & Archives in Australia Footscray, Victoria

The Polish Museum and Archives in Australia was established in 1991 as an initiative of a number of people who saw the importance of collecting and preserving historical materials that reflected the individual and community life of Polish immigrants living in Australia. The organisation was incorporated in 1992.

The aims of the organisation are to:
Collect and preserve documents, medals, objects, photographs and other materials that have historical significance to the Polish community and the wider community in Australia.
Make materials available to members of the general public and academics for research and other activities, such as exhibitions.
Work cooperatively with organisations that have similar goals.
Publish reference materials and books about the history and experiences of Polish immigration to Australia.
Seek support for the Polish Museum and Archive’s activities from mainstream, government and non-profit organisations and individuals.

Contact Information

location
Millennium House 296 Nicholson St Footscray VIC 3011 (map)
phone
+61 0403 655 044

Contact

Opening Hours

3rd Sunday of the month: 10 am to 2 pm Closed - Easter, Christmas and 1st January Or by appointment. Please note that access to the archives for research purposes is by appointment only.

Entry Fee

Gold coin donation.

Location

Millennium House 296 Nicholson St Footscray Victoria

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carnival ball ticket

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1939 campaign

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Carpathian Brigade badge

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carpathian brigade
world war ii
military memorabilia

metal badge with green cypress tree being the symbol of the carpathian brigade

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military memorabilia from world War two. This brigade was initially stationed in the middle east, in particular in Syria Lebanon and eventually moved to North Africa where it took part in the battle of the Tobruk and subsequently in Italy where it took part in the battle of monte casino

Significance

one of the few remaining elements of this Brigades (in Australia.

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POW dog tag

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ZHP booklet

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camera 1950s

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sibirak conference booklet - 40 lat w Australii

Key words

siberia
displacement
langfitt
deportation
booklet
africa
india
memoirs

white paper, cream cover,

Historical information

Siberian survivors - the history of this particular groups on the 40th anniversary of arrival, settlement and self organisation in Australia - testiimony to their displacement - documentation of their members in Victoria

Significance

document of settlement in Australia - photographs and memoirs of members

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Nelly Times 1949

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Terra Nova Melbourne invitation 2000

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terra nova program

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catepillar club

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Air force association hon. member

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Diploma

paper

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