The launch of the book by John Williams and John Bond about the late Jerzy Zubrzycki

The launch of the book by John Williams and John Bond about the late Jerzy Zubrzycki took place on 29 September 2017. It was held in the the Hall of Mirrors of the Staszic Palace which is the headquarters of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The current Ambassador of Australia to Poland, Paul Wojciechowski, was one of the speakers. Two former Polish Ambassadors to Australia – Agnieszka Morawinska, currently the director of the National Museum and Ambassador Pawel Milewski, who ended his mission in August this year, were also present. The launch attracted attendance of a number of Polish academics and artists. Prior to the event Jan Pakulski and Wojtek Zagala gave, separately, interviews to the Polish radio. Also interviewed was the author of the book, John Bond. The event was organised by Jan Pakulski, who was one of the key speakers at the launch.


A new book by Dr Malgorzata Klatt, a member of AIPA executive Committee: "The Poles and Australia"

The Poles & Australia By Malgorzata Klatt

Polish contact with Australia may be traced back to 1696 ... but it was in the 20th century that Australia and Poland became truly connected as waves of Polish migrants settled and political exchanges steadily developed.

Important turns in Polish politics have helped shape a relationship that is based on mutual admiration, respect for democracy and human rights, and the promotion of peaceful cooperation on the international stage.

The Promise of Diversity

“Jerzy Zubrzycki was widely described as the “father of multiculturalism” in Australia. He contributed enormously to the social development of this country....”
Malcolm Fraser, Prime Minister 1975 - 83

The Australian Institute of Polish Affairs

invites you

to the launch of “The Promise of Diversity” ,
the book by John Williams and John Bond about the architect of multicultural Australia, Jerzy Zubrzycki, by

The Rt Hon. Malcolm Fraser AC CH

Date: Tuesday, 16 April 2013, 6PM

Address: Armagh, 226 Kooyong Road, Toorak

Jerzy Zubrzycki AO CBE (1920 – 2009) was the founding professor of sociology at the Australian National University and is credited with helping to steer Australia towards adopting multiculturalist settlement policies. His commitment to multiculturalism was born in the ashes of World War II, during which he served with the Polish resistance and with Britain’s Special Operations Executive. After the war, he studied sociology at the London School of Economics.
In 1976 he became the first chair of the Ethnic Affairs Council which would advise Minister for Immigration on migrants’ settlement and integration issues. In 1977 he co-authored (with Jean Martin) a ground-breaking policy document “Australia as a Multicultural Society”, which stated, “We believe Australia should be working towards not a oneness but a unity, not a similarity but a composite, not a melting pot but a voluntary bond of dissimilar people sharing a common political and institutional structure.”
A contemporary and friend of Pope John Paul II - the two attended the same high school in Krakow - Professor Zubrzycki was also a founding member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences in the Vatican.

Memories of Piwnica pod Baranami

AIPA zaprasza na spotkanie z Barbarą Nawratowicz – Stuart, współzałożycielką i gwiazdą legendarnego krakowskiego kabaretu oraz autorką książki „Piwnica pod Baranami”.
Po spotkaniu będzie można nabyć podpisaną przez Barbarę Nawratowicz książkę, która “Ratując od zapomnienia zachowane w pamięci relacje oraz dokumenty, teksty i wydarzenia sprzed przeszło pół wieku przekazuje Państwu niecodzienną opowieść o historii polskiego kabaretu” i będzie tematem ilustrowanego występu autorki.
Data: 26 Lutego 2011, godz. 16.00
Venue: Armagh
Adres: 226 Kooyong Road, Toorak
Wstęp: $15, członkowie AIPA $10