New Zealander explores west Bohemian roots

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  1. Yvan

    Yvan Well-Known Member

    Stod – Coming all the way from the other side of the planet and speaking no Czech, her search for family roots and possibly some living relatives in the Czech Republic reminded Barbara Straka of the adventures once experienced by her predecessors.

    "It feels a bit like when my family came to New Zealand in the 19th century – everything is new and unfamiliar, yet interesting," says Barbara, whose great-grandfather emigrated from western Bohemia to New Zealand in 1863.

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