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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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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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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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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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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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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 – 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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Eestlased laias maailmas – Ülemaailmse Eesti Kesknõukogu liikmesmaade lugu

“Estonians around the World – The story of Estonian World Council Member Countries” / “Eestlased laias maailmas – Ülemaailmse Eesti Kesknõukogu liikmesmaade lugu” was published by the Estonian World Council in 2019 and was presented to parliamentarians, libraries, and archives in Estonia as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Estonian independence. The […]