Polish Community Council of Australia (PCCA): Logo

The Polish Community Council of Australia was established in Sydney in 1951. Soon thereafter, this logo was chosen as the PCCA emblem representing Polish migrants who came to Australia after the second World War:

  • ex-Polish Armed Services in the West (army, navy and air force),
  • ex-prisoners of war from Germany,
  • ex-prisoners of concentration camps and Stalinist gulags,
  • former forced labourers of the Third Reich,

All of whom chose Australia as their country of settlement, because they did not wish to return to their homeland which had become communist under Soviet domination.

The logo features the "free" Polish eagle (wearing a crown), resting on two boomerang symbolising a map of Australia; the eagle’s tail covers Tasmania where a large group of Polish ex-air force and soldiers of the Karpacka Brygada settled.

Author: Jerzy Klim