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This group of Polish soldiers arrived in uniform on 8 August 1948.  They had fought alongside the British Army and could not return to Communist-controlled Poland.  Poles were the first large non-British group of immigrants to come to Australia after World War II.  Seven hundred and ninety-eight arrived in Tasmania in 1947-8.
 
Photo reproduced with the permission of: Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania www.qvmag.tas.gov.au (Go to: Education/downloads/ Migration and Tasmania Education Kit)