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New Facebook group – POOD. Estonians Buy & Sell in Australia – Just in time for Christmas

Just in time for your Christmas shopping! Support your fellow Estonians this Christmas and buy Esto! The new POOD. Estonians Buy & Sell in Australia has just launched and perfect to help you find that unique Christmas gift! The group is open to all buyers and sellers with an Estonian connection. Post your offerings, or […]

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In Memoriam – Ülle Slamer

Our beloved mother Ülle Slamer passed away peacefully on October 31, 2020, at her home in Agris Hutrof House, Thirlmere, at the age of 90.   Ülle was born in Võru and grew up in Nõmme, on the outskirts of Tallinn. Together with her family she fled Estonia in 1944, spending four years in Geislingen Displaced Persons camp […]

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Foreign Ministry opens a survey for Estonians living abroad

Estonian community abroad: a survey on engagement and satisfaction with consular services Dear Estonian living abroad, Estonian embassies abroad are the primary point of contact for Estonians living abroad. One of the goals of embassies is to maintain strong links between the expatriate community and Estonia. This way, we strive to contribute to preserving the […]

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On This Day – Oct 21, 2018 Estonian President visits Australia

On this day two years ago, the President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, visited the Estonian Archives in Australia at the Sydney Estonian House. Archivists Maie Barrow and Reet Simmul introduced the collection and showed off some of the treasures in the Archive Read an abbreviated version of the article and the interview by Aale Kask-Ong’s […]

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Kino! Movie Night VÕTA VÕI JÄTA | TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT – Sydney Nov 1

VÕTA VÕI JÄTA | TAKE IT OR LEAVE IT Sunday, 1st November, 5pm @ Sydney Eesti Maja, Surry Hills What would you do if a newborn baby was placed in your hands and they say take it or leave it! One sleepy Saturday morning, 30-year-old builder Erik receives shocking news: his ex-girlfriend Moonika, whom he […]

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In Memoriam – Kalju Palmoja

It is with great sadness I share the news that my adored father left us on Wednesday. He led an extraordinary life beginning with a magical childhood in Estonia, challenging war years followed by a long & happy life in Australia! He enjoyed his professional life as an architect leaving a legacy in the built […]

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Why I work in the Archive – Reet Simmul

Reet Simmul, Assistant Archivist at the Estonian Archives in Australia shares her story on how she came to volunteer in the Archive and why the work of the Archive is so important to her and the community. Read the full article here: https://archives.eesti.org.au/2020/09/22/why-i-work-at-the-archives-reet-simmul/

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In Memoriam – Johannes Olup

19 May 1924, Paide, Estonia 3 September 2020, Thirlmere, Australia Although Johannes experienced troubles throughout his life, particularly in having to leave the country of his birth at age 20, he was really one of the lucky ones. Many who tried to escape and many who stayed behind did not survive the war or its […]

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New Logo for ECFA (Estonian Cultural Foundation in Australia Ltd)

The Estonian Cultural Foundation in Australia (ECFA) Ltd is proud to announce that it has a new logo. This logo was designed by Lachlan Bell, a young Estonian from Sydney. The new logo combines items from Estonian heritage, being a sõlg (brooch) and a kilp (shield), and incorporates 8 stars from the Southern Cross to […]

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Estonian Zoom Virtual Backgrounds

Most of us have had to swap our usual face to face meetings for virtual meetings. Why not show off you Estonian connection with some quirky Estonian virtual backgrounds! Thanks to Visit Estonia and some wonderful photographers, we have created these backgrounds for you to use. Just click on the image and then save! If […]

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In Memoriam: Indrek Porm

Vale Uno ‘Indrek’ Porm  It is with great sadness that we share news that Uno ‘Indrek’ Porm passed away in Melbourne on 13 August 2020, age 76. In light of current restrictions, the family will come together at 11am on Friday 28 August for a closed funeral service. We would be honoured if his friends […]

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Kooskõlas online Sing-a-Long – Sunday August 30

Hello one and all, We are all experiencing lockdown, social distancing and generally a change of lifestyles in these current times.  In particular, our Victorians are really feeling it harder than most and have experienced extraordinary hardship in the past few weeks, with a number of weeks yet to come. In recognition of our fellow Victorians, […]