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This painting of the Black Madonna was one of the gifts sent from Polish soldiers to New Zealand. The gifts were sent to the Polish Army League, based in Palmerston North, by the soldiers of the Carpathian Division in Italy. They were made by Polish soldiers to give to New Zealand as an expression of their heartfelt gratitude for New Zealand's treatment of the Polish children refugees and appreciation of the great friendship shown to the soldiers through the sending of correspondence and parcels, during World War Two.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2018P_PolishArmyLeagueS5F1_024623
Title
The Black Madonna, gift from Polish soldiers
Relation
CA: Polish Army League, Series 5, Folder 1
Format
B&W print
Held In
Community Archives
Archive
Polish Army League

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Creation

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Place
The Square, Palmerston North
Date
1945

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Credit Line
Ian Matheson City Archives

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