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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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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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The thinking behind the new ECFA Logo

By Lachlan Bell – designer When approaching the new ECFA logo, the brief was clear. Convey the identity and objectives of the Estonian Cultural Foundation of Australia. With this came its own challenges of embodying the values of the foundation within this new logo, primarily the promotion and preservation of Estonian history & culture and […]

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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, […]

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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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The story behind the Estonian Archives in Australia Rebrand

by Lachlan Bell The EAA was looking to ‘rebrand’ to help increase their awareness in the community, especially with the younger generation who are less aware of its purposes. The logo and website had not been updated since the early 2000s and required a cohesive visual identity and a modern approach. Initial research into cultural […]

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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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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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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 […]