- From The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) Thursday 10 May 1956 Page 7. WHAT S IN A NAME By DICK WOOD NAMES like Sobczak, Xhafer, Zifcak, and PaszkiewiczMessage 1 of 1 , Jan 30, 2012View Source
From The Argus (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia)
Thursday 10 May 1956
WHAT’S IN A NAME
By DICK WOOD
NAMES like Sobczak, Xhafer, Zifcak, and Paszkiewicz can tangle up most postmen, but there's one Geelong "postie" who takes them all in his stride.
HE IS 50-YEAR OLD MR. PAUL BUSKO (AT RIGHT) WHO CAME TO AUSTRALIA FROM POLAND.
Mr. Busko, who has been with the P.M.G. in Geelong for eight months, speaks seven languages.
"Eight really, if you include the true Australian language," he laughed yesterday.
HE IS ALWAYS SO HAPPY ON HIS ROUNDS THAT PEOPLE CALL HIM THE SMILING POSTMAN.
But that smile covers many years of hardship and fear.
Mr. Busko was in a Russian prison carnp in 1939 and 1940 after being arrested as a member of the Polish underground.
He escaped, then was captured by the Germans in 1942 and spent three years in another concentration camp.
Mr. Busko, who was an economist and prvate secretary to the Minister for Transport and Air Force in Poland before the war, is happy in his job.
PAUL BUSKO delivers a letter to Mrs. LILY ANGELOWECH.