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Exploring Your Polish Ancestry in Australia
30 December 2022 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
This event is presented entirely in English.
The connection between Poland and Australia may be stronger than you think. Polish people have been arriving in Australia since the 1800s, with mass waves of immigration in the late 1950s and 1980s. With such a large diaspora, much of Polish culture and customs have lived on through many first, second, and up to fifth-generation Polish Australians. Yet, some people know very little about their Polish heritage. In this practical, interactive session, we will be exploring:
- The history of the Polish immigration to Australia
- Documents available in Australian and Polish archives
- Where to begin when researching your own family history
- Storytelling as a way to explore your family heritage
ABOUT EVA HUSSAIN
Eva Hussain is a recognised leader in the fields of translations and European citizenship. She regularly presents and lectures at conferences, universities and training institutions on the topics of language services, cultural awareness and history. She is the founder of Polaron and plays an active role in the global development of the company. Some of her previous roles include management and operations of a telecommunication provider and administration of a local government’s aged and disability department.
Polaron is an international business that empowers people and organisations by connecting them to the global community. For over 20 years we have helped 8,500 people regain European citizenship and have worked with clients from 15 countries, including the US, Australia, Canada, South Africa, UK and Israel. With offices in Poland, Australia, UK, USA, Germany and Czech Republic, our team includes specialist project managers, international researchers and translators available around the clock.