Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Hungarian refugees

I found this book whilst rummaging around at National Archives today.  This is just a short note to tell you that it exists. Because it still might be sensitive information, I'm not giving you its location but I'm sure if you are determined to look, you will find it.

Inside is the explanation: Following the 1956 uprising in Hungary the  New Zealand government agreed to accept 1000 refugees which increased to 1300. BCAP 1529 49/a


  1. Im in Sydney, trying to find information on my Hungarian refugee father of 1957... asydneyboi@hotmail.com (Robert) Does this book give a surname listing of all Hungarian refugees for 1956/57. I would love to have a look at it. Is it easy to find or have you hidden it. If I need to Ill have to fly over.

  2. Write to National Archives Auckland, they will look up a name for you, I'm sure.