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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 […]

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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 – 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 […]