Marian Pawlik had good contacts with the Institute of National Remembrance. Thanks to his contribution, it was possible to organize an exhibition devoted to Captain Witold Pilecki, prepared by the Board of the Pilecki Project Committee and the Institute of National Remembrance, which had provided archival materials, at the Kadimah Center in Melbourne in November 2017.
In May 2018, he co-organized, together with the Board of the Pilecki Project Committee and the Ex-Home Army Servicemen Association, an exhibition about Captain Pilecki, the Ulma Family from Markowa and the "Żegota" Council for Aid the Jews in the State Parliament of Victoria.
In 2018, for popularizing Polish culture and history he was decorated with the Commander's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta by the President of the Republic of Poland Andrzej Duda.
He was also awarded with Australia's highest national decoration, Knight of the Order of Australia (OAM).
We at the IPN will all remember him dearly.