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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 […]

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Sydney Christmas Markets – Sunday Dec 13

CHRISTMAS MARKETSSunday, 13th December 2020The Estonian Society of Sydney and the Arts & Handicrafts group are inviting you to a Christmas Market. On sale will be Estonian food, drinks & Christmas decorations. Pre-orders:Freshly made black bread, traditional Christmas sausages and gingerbread dough. Pre-order to not miss out! Register and pre-order here. Pre-registering is essential:45-minute sessions […]

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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 […]