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George Wladyslaw PIO-ULSKI (aka George Parks) [1910-1994]
George Pio-Ulski's father was an officer in the Russian Navy who was listed as missing in action in 1917. The family fled Russia in the spring of 1924 because of their precarious position under the Bolsheviks - Mr. Pio-Ulski believed they were the last people to get exit visas.
After time spent in Harbin, Peking and other Chinese cities, George Pio-Ulski went to Shanghai, and after the situation became unsettled there, to Hong Kong, arriving in 1937. He was a professional musician who could work in both the classical and the American band traditions and he found work leading the classical orchestra at the Hong Kong Hotel.
He and his wife Melitza were uninterned during the occupation, during which he continued to lead the orchestra at the Hong Kong Hotel. The couple lived in Cameron Road in Kowloon.
After the war, the orchestra played in the Gloucester Hotel. In 1947 Mr. Pio-Ulski felt the need for a new start, so he joined Hong Kong Tramways. He also changed his name to George Parks, as even Russians had problems pronouncing 'Pio-Ulski' correctly.
Mr and Mrs Parks retired to Perth in 1974.
- George Wladyslaw PIO-ULSKI (aka George Parks) [1910-1994] spouse of Lila Melitza PIO-ULSKI (née NOZADZE, aka Lila Parks) [1917-1997]
- George Wladyslaw PIO-ULSKI (aka George Parks) [1910-1994] member of Russian community in Hong Kong [????- ]
- George Wladyslaw PIO-ULSKI (aka George Parks) [1910-1994] parent of Alexandra PIO-ULSKI (aka Lindy PARKS) [1939- ]