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Successful applications announced for Estonian Cultural Foundation in Australia (ECFA) funding

The Estonian Cultural Foundation in Australia (ECFA) Ltd is pleased to announce the successful applicants for this year’s funding. 6 organisations were successful in sharing in the $20,000 funding, having met the criteria to satisfy the objectives of the ECFA. These objectives include: Sydney Estonian Handicraft Association Estonian Folk Costume Preservation Project: A Digital Archive […]

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Estonian Archives in Australia EOFY Appeal

There is only week left before the end of the financial year! Can you help the Archives with a small donation before the end of the financial year? 🇦🇺 🇪🇪 Want to find Estonian relatives in Australia or your family’s history here or research some aspect of Estonian life in Australia?🇦🇺 🇪🇪  The Estonian Archives in Australia holds […]

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Virmalised weekly online practice – Monday’s 7.30pm

Tere kõigile! Virmalised – Sydney Estonian Folk Dancers would like to invite you to join in our weekly e-rahvatants practice rehearsals via Zoom, from the comfort of your own home! Our session starts at 7:30pm (AEST) every Monday night, however, you are welcome to join us whenever it comfortable and works best for you. Our […]

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“A Year Full of Drama” – now streaming until June 21

The Sydney Film Festival is online this year and is featuring the Estonian film “A Year Full of Drama”. The film is available to stream now until the end of the Festival at midnight on 21st of June. You can watch the movie for $14, or buy various bundles to view multiple films. There are […]

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An Event to Commemorate the Mass Deportations of the Peoples of the Baltic States

As Covid-19 has prevented the annual 14th of June commemoration concert, the Latvian communities of Melbourne and Sydney have instead jointly prepared a video to mark this event, which is so significant in our Baltic nations histories. The video is 56 minutes in length and includes brief addresses (all in English) by: Latvian organizer Anita […]

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Estonian Archives in Australia launches brand new website

We are very happy to announce our new Estonian Archives in Australia website at https://archives.eesti.org.au/ While we are always happy to have visitors we realise that not everyone can visit the Archive in person. We are happy to be able to share our treasures with you online. We have not updated our old site much […]

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Deportation Commemoration 2020

DEPORTATION COMMEMORATION 2020Sirje Jogi, AESL Each year in June we commemorate series of mass deportations by the Soviet Union. Deportations were carried through between 1941 – 1951 in three Baltic States. The first repressions in Estonia started as early as 1940 and affected Estonia’s national elite. On 17 July 1940,  Commander in Chief  of the  Armed […]

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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, […]