Polish Chronicle (Kronika Polonii) is mainly a Polish language publication which was first issued in 1985. In the first years, it was published as quarterly and now, in the last few years, biannually. The cost of printing and distribution is covered by grants from different sources: grants (Blum Foundation, Prof. Wilczyński Fund, Polish Consulate), private donations and advertising. The Chronicle is distributed free of charge to registered community members. It is sent to 450 postal and more than 500 electronic private addresses, mainly in the ACT and Queanbeyan but also in most other states of Australia, as well as outside of Australia.
It is also delivered to major Polish organisations in other states and overseas, including Poland. The National Library in Warsaw, Jagiellonian University Library in Cracow, The Polish Library POSK (Polish Social and Cultural Association) in London and the National Library of Australia in Canberra also receive this publication.
The Chronicle provides information about activities of Polish organisations in the ACT and reports on important social and political events in Australia as well as in Poland. The interviews and profiles of people from the Polish community and also of overseas guests can be found in each issue. The Chronicle welcomes written contributors from various Polish organisations for each edition.
The Chronicle has always played an important role in maintaining links between the Polish community and its organisations, but most of all, it has been a regular source of information about the Polish community in the ACT region for over 30 years.
Our Editorial Board comprises of four volunteers, who look after schedules, edit articles, organise design, graphics, advertising, publishing and distribution. The current Editor-in-Chief is Aleksandra Płazińska.
The Chronicle can be downloaded from the links below: