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Estonian Society of Sydney Inc. 2019 & 2020 AGM – 2nd May 2021

Notice of Annual General Meeting The 2019 & 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Estonian Society of Sydney Inc. will be held on Sunday, 2nd May 2021 at 2:00pm, at Sydney Estonian House, 141 Campbell St, Surry Hills Meeting Agenda Meeting opening & quorum check Ratification of 2018 AGM minutes Activity Reports for 2019-2020 Audit Committee Reports […]

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Estonians to debut in the world’s biggest solar car race

Solaride, Estonia’s first entry to the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in Australia, readies its solar vehicle for a high-stake international race, due to take place in 2023. The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is one of the world’s most preeminent competitions for innovative solar-power vehicles. Held in Australia every two years since 1987, it welcomes entries […]

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Estonian Programming at Fantastic Film Festival April 2021 – Sydney 19th, Melbourne 22nd & 24th

A home for mind-breakers, trend-setters, trailblazers, and envelope-pushers, Fantastic Film Festival Australia returns with a program of weird and wonderful cinema to challenge and delight audiences from April 16th at the Lido Cinemas in Hawthorn and Ritz Cinemas in Randwick. A highlight of the festival is Estonian animated feature The Old Man Movie This zany, animated film follows […]

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Virtual forum for global Estonians – April 14 Early Morning

From the Ministry of Foreign Affairs On 13 April, the very first virtual forum for Estonians around the world will be held, where the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will present its activities and plans concerning the diaspora. Hille Hanso and Ellen Valter, Estonians living abroad, will also speak at the forum, talking about how global […]

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Virtual ceremony held to inscribe Estonian Oral Histories

The Estonian Archives in Australia oral history collection was inscribed into the Australian Memory of the World Register on February 26th, 2021 A virtual ceremony held online with over 80 participants witnessed the inscription of 10 groups of records on the Australian Memory of the World register on Friday, 26 February 2021. The Memory of the World Register is […]

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27th Estonian Festival to be held in Melbourne, Easter 2022

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103rd ANNIVERSARY OF ESTONIAN INDEPENDENCE official speech of The Honorary Consul of Estonia, Mr Sulev Kalamäe

103rd ANNIVERSARY OF ESTONIAN INDEPENDENCECommemoration Speech by Sulev Kalamäe, Honorary Consul of Estonia27 February 2021, at Sydney Estonian House,141 Campbell Street, Surry Hills NSW I pay my respects to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation on whose land this Estonian House stands, and to their elders past, present and future. Her Excellency the Estonian […]

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Estonian Oral Histories to be inscribed on Australian Memory of the World Register – Live Event 26th Feb

The Estonian Archives in Australia oral history collection has been accepted as part of ‘Migration Voices’. The Estonian oral history collection will be formally inscribed on the Register at an online Zoom ceremony, open to all. Chairman of the Estonian Archives in Australia , Terry Kass wrote: The Memory of the World Register is maintained by UNESCO […]

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In Memoriam – Valdemar Vilder

Valdemar Alexander Vilder passed away on 17 Feb 2021. He was 94 . Born Tallinn, Estonia on 8 . 1 . 1927 Survived by his sons, Andres and Toomas Vilder and grand-daughters, Emeisha , Imogen and Yasmin Vilder. Brother Eugen Vilder. His funeral will be held in Sydney at Rookwood Crematorium, West Chapel, on Wed […]

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Eesti Vabariik 103 Celebrations – Sydney Estonian House

Celebrating the birth of our nation ESTONIAN REPUBLIC 103Saturday, 27th February 20212pm – 4pmSydney Estonian House141 Campbell StSurry Hills NSW 2010 Celebrating the Independence Day of the Republic of Estonia PROGRAM:Formal reception with a compulsory herring sandwich and toast, speeches, hoisting of the sini-must-valge flagat the Tall Hermann Tower and more PRE-BOOKING ESSENTIAL:Restrictions apply as per NSW Health guidelines ADMISSION: Estonian […]

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“A player’s view of hard lockdown”, Estonian Tennis player Anett Kontaveit

Estonian tennis star Anett Kontaveit is currently in hard lockdown in Melbourne, preparing for the upcoming 2021 Australian Open. She has written a personal account of her current situation and how she is coping and preparing for the tournament. On Melbourne views and music The view from my exercise bike in my room is nice. […]

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Virmalised – Sydney Estonian Folk Dancers Virtual Suvesimman – 28th Dec

2:00-3:30 pm (AEST) on Monday, 28th December 2020 (Boxing Day in lieu) Virmalised – Sydney Estonian Folk Dancers are hosting a virtual suvesimman (summer village party)! Groups from the Australian-Estonian community and a guest group from Estonia have been working hard to create and film performances to share with you. You can watch the live […]