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E-Club Corner 4

The start of summer was celebrated in the Estonian Club on 1 December. We have had busy club nights during last few months and it seems to be getting even busier. In October we had an Estralian Bushdance with live music from Bruce and Haruna. The Club has never been so packed. All the people […]

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Sydney hosts the next Estonian Festival in Australia in December 2012

Interview with Peeter Muttik, the head of Eesti Päevad. The XXIV Eesti Päevad Estonian Festival will take place in Sydney at the end of 2012, what will be the highlight? Peeter Muttik, the head of Eesti Päevad: The highlight will be the opportunity for people of all ages to experience Estonian culture in a wide […]

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Sobering enough?

The main message reads: “Ka mõõdukas alkoholitarvitamine (Even moderate alcohol consumption) KURNAB organismi (compromises / exhausts the system) ja SOODUSTAB haiguste teket” (and promotes / contributes to the inception of disease). Information on amounts consumed, effects, precautions, facts, particularly for young people and where to get help can be found at a new website (www.alkoinfo.ee). […]

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WE COULDN’T MEET THE MINISTER BECAUSE…

Sunday, November 20th, we had a prior invitation which we just could not refuse. We had been invited by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to a barbeque at Garden Island, with the hope of seeing the visiting young Danish royals. Dress code was definitely business suits, so no palazzo pyjamas or designer-torn jeans. A […]

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Centennial year of Estonian scouting begins

RIINA KINDLAM MEIE KODU Tallinn 29. nov. 2011 Centennial year inaugural celebrations were held outdoors simultaneously in Tallinn, Tartu, Kilingi-Nõmme, Haapsalu and Rakvere. In Tallinn, scouts and friends of scouts gathered in Vabaduse väljak / Freedom Square where they lit candles, played games, sang and watched video greetings from other troops. Cake was later served […]

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN ESTONIAN CRAFTS, 2011

KÜLLIKI POOLE,  MEIE KODU What an unusual year! S.E.S. Kunsti ja Käsitööring started off with a definite plan of what we were going to learn and produce during the year. In the plans were monthly presentations by various members of new techniques which they were willing to share with the others. Helle-Mall Risti gained a […]

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JUHO LOOVEER: SELTSID, TEGUTSEGE!

AALE KASK-ONG, MEIE KODU   Sydney Eesti Spordi Klubi on juba ammu sulgenud uksed. Eesti Päevadel on sport vaeslapse rollis. Kõigest sellest hoolimata õnnestus vaid Balti Mängudeks kokku pandud meeskonnal võita lätlasi ja leedukaid, kes regulaarselt koos mängivad. 17. septembril Bankstowni spordiväljakule jõudsid eestlaskonda esindama nii uued eestlased kui siin sündinud. Eesti meeskonna viis kokku […]

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Estonia Celebrates

According to the Collins Dictionary, a ‘pilgrimage’ is a ‘journey to a shrine or other sacred place. It fits well then to say that a few months ago I made another pilgrimage to Eesti.   What I hadn’t realised was that my time there coincided with the 20th anniversary of Estonia’s most recent independence. My […]

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ANNUAL BALTIC GAMES VOLLEYBALL AND BASKETBALL

ANNUAL BALTIC GAMES VOLLEYBALL AND BASKETBALL The annual ・friendship games・ will be played on Saturday 17th Sept 2011, Starting from 10 am, at Bankstown Basketball Stadium, Third Ave, Condell Park Baltic Games 2011