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In Memorium – Aime Kampus (nee Meipalu)

Death Notice: Aime Kampus (nee Meipalu) 6.10.1934 -29.5.2020 Aime was born in Paide Estonia and arrived in Fremantle Australia in 1949 with her parents and brother, before moving to Sydney, marrying Ulo Kampus in 1967 and establishing her life here. She will be greatly missed by her daughter Anne Barratt + husband Michael Barratt, her […]

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Back to Our Roots – Applications open until July 1

Youth Exchange “Back to Our Roots!” applications are now open until 1st of July! This year two exchanges on 21.09 – 02.10 and 23.11 – 04.12 will be organized. The Programme aims to introduce Estonian working and studying opportunities, explain governance system, and introduce the Estonian history and cultural heritage. Moreover, participants communicate with local […]

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Future of Melbourne Estonian House Survey – Ends May 31

A reminder for the Melbourne community, that the opportunity to participate in the survey regarding the Future of Melbourne Estonian House is drawing to a close. Please complete: your paper copies and return in the stamped addressed envelope, or refer to the electronic version at http://www.estonia.org.au/communities/melbourne?id=97 Thanks to those of you who have already responded […]

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UPDATE – New Logo Design for ECFA Competition

As previously announced, we are seeking a new logo design for Estonian Cultural Foundation in Australia (ECFA). A prize of $500 is being offered for the winning design. Following your initial feedback, we wish to provide additional guidance on the design criteria. This includes the following: Colour palette: Estonian flag colours Copyright: Belongs to ECFA […]

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Invitation to lodge an Expression of Interest for Funding 2020-21

Expressions of Interest are now being sought from individuals and organisations who wish to apply for funding of projects which satisfy the objectives of the constitution of the Estonian Cultural Foundation in Australia (ECFA) Ltd. These objectives include: The promotion of Estonian history and culture in Australia; The teaching and promotion of literature, design, crafts, […]

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In Memoriam, Salme Soobik

Salme Soobik was born Salme Valja, on 3rd August 1918 and passed away 22nd May 2020 aged 101. She came to Australia in 1948, spent time at the Bathurst migrant camp and then settled in Orange. She is survived by her 2 children, Rein and Reet, who also live in Orange.

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Global Estonian Youth Virtual Days May 30 and June 6, 2020

Dear young global Estonian! The newly-established Estonian Worldwide Youth Network (e-WYN) (Estonian: Ülemaailmne Eesti Noortevõrgustik – ÜENV) is organising the first-ever Youth Virtual Days, to bring together young people with Estonian roots from across the globe! We want to hear your thoughts! We invite all those from ages 14-30, who speak conversational Estonian, to come […]

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In Memoriam, Reet Vallak

Reet Vallak Died 01 May 2020 Canberra Born 30 August 1936 Parnu, Estonia. Trekker, Bushwalker, Cross Country Skier, Folk Dancer, Painter, Photographer, Potter, Astronomer, Traveller, Translator, Conservationist & Botanist. Daughter of Mari & Evald Sister to Rein & Endel Aunt to Staeven & Brendan Cousin to Lauri & Viiu Beloved of friends worldwide. Such a […]

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AESL Donation Drive, May 2020

Dear Estonians in Australia, This year has been different, and hard on all. We may feel uncertain and alone today, but by staying focused we will be able to resume. Hopefully while the world is paused, we take this time to think of better ways forward. We hope to resume stronger, with a better sense […]

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In Memoriam LING, Leilli

LING, Leille 24th April 2020Aged 92 years Dearly loved wife of 70 years of Daniel (dec). Loving mother and mother-in-law of Heino and Alexanrda, Hillar and Vera, Harry and Fiona. Very much loved grandmother and great-grandmother. A faithful servant of her Lord