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Independence Day Greeting 2021

Australia is far from our homeland Estonia, and far from the other Estonians around the world.  The majority of Estonians who landed in Australia arrived after the second world war– timewise, the Estonian connection is also slipping further and further away. But somehow we always knew, where ever we were around the world, that keeping […]

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AESL 2021 Donation Drive

Let’s kick off the Donation Drive for this Independence Day, 2021 AESL has been residing in Melbourne for the past three years. Donations are collected as a result of invitations to donate, written three times per annum. This is the 10th invitation from Melbourne – what can I write differently this time around, what new, […]

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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 – August Sirkel

5 April, 1921 – 17 September, 2020 August Sirkel was an active member of the Estonian House and the Estonian Society in Melbourne. August, being a spirited singer, was a member of the Melbourne Estonian Men’s Choir. He was famous for baking traditional Estonian meat pies (pirukad) for the weekly choir rehearsals, and for many […]

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AESL Donation Drive – Join the $100 club

Dear member of AESL, This is our third DONATIONS DRIVE for the year 2020.  We always keep the best for last – the “100 Dollar Club” is now open!  Please take a chance to donate now, and to donate generously. In case you wonder – are we talking to you? Am I a member of AESL?  Yes […]

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On the 20th of August we celebrate Estonian Restoration of Independence

On the 20th of August we, Estonians, celebrate. Estonian Restoration of Independence (juridically defined as the Restoration of the Republic of Estonia, first proclaimed in 1918) is celebrated on 20 August as in 1991 at 11:02 pm local time, the Estonian Supreme Soviet, in agreement with the Estonian Committee, proclaimed Estonian independence from the Soviet […]

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On Victory Day 2020

Dear Estonians in Australia, Life has delivered many bitter battles in the way of Estonians. Estonians know the meaning of freedom, and we know what it’s like to lose it. We honour those brave men and women who have fought and lost their lives fighting for the free and independent Estonia that we have today. […]

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AESL (Austraalia Eesti Seltside Liit) 2019 Annual Appeal

Dear Estonians in Australia, If you haven’t heard, the Council of Estonian Societies in Australia offers a rewarding opportunity for every Estonian individual and every member of the Estonian community here in Australia. By donating to the organisation you help us ensure Estonian language and culture keeps thriving in Australia and gets passed on from […]