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This miniature mountain hut, carved by Corporal Walczak, was presented to Peter Fraser, Prime Minister of New Zealand by the delegation of Polish Children Camp, Pahiatua. The mountain hut was a symbol of the longed for Polish thatched cottages. Under the right window is a sign, " Mountain hut in Southern Poland" and on the right side,"Wykonel Kpr. Wladyslaw Walozak". It was one of the gifts 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. This item is held by Te Manawa, Palmertson North.

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Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2018Pa_PolishArmyLeagueS5F1_024599
Title
Miniature mountain hut from Polish soldier
Relation
CA: Polish Army League
Format
B&W print
Held In
Community Archives
Archive
Polish Army League

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Place
Poland
Date
1946?

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Credit Line
Ian Matheson City Archives

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