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Research Project on 1st & 2nd generation Polish New Zealanders

Hello. I am a researcher from Central Connecticut State University in the U.S. that is working with three universities in New Zealand and several Polish cultural organizations from Dunedin to Auckland. We are conducting a research project that will assess the extent that first and second generation New Zealand born Poles living in New Zealand identify with their Polish heritage and what are the factors that determine this.

We really need your help.

Do you identify as being of Polish heritage? We need to hear back from people who were either a) born in New Zealand to either a parent or parents born in Poland -or- b) those having a grandparent or grandparents born in Poland. If this describes you, we need you to complete the online survey that is found at:


Please copy and paste the above link into your browser. Depending on how strong your security settings are on your computer, some people may have a “security alert” pop up  – please ignore this – be assured the link is safe.

If anyone would prefer to print out the questionnaire, complete it, and mail it back or scan/email it, please contact me directly and I will provide you with a printable version.  

PLEASE NOTE: If you know anyone that fits this description, please ask them if they will help and forward this note to them. Your help in doing this would be greatly appreciated. We need to hear back from several hundred people to make the survey valid and your help in identifying these people is crucial.


Also please note:  

If you are less than 18 years of age you are not eligible to take the survey.

If you were born in Poland you are not eligible to take the survey.

The survey should take about 15 minutes to complete.

It is anonymous – your name will never be connected to your answers. 

Thank you in advance for your help. It is very much appreciated. Be assured, I will my share my findings with you all by next February

If you have any questions about the survey – please contact me at phone: 01-860-539-3889 or email:



Renata Vickrey,

Elihu Burritt Library, Central Conn. State University
New Britain, CT 06050  USA