Welcome to

Estonian Archives in Australia

Photo: Morning tea at Estonian Saturday School in Adelaide, late 1960s

About the Archive

The Estonian Archives in Australia (EAA) was established by the Council of Estonian Societies in Australia in 1952. EAA is one of the four Estonian Archives existing outside Estonia and holds an important collection of material relating to the lives and achievements of Estonians living outside Estonia.

Keep up-to-date with what’s happening and all the latest news from Estonian Archives in Australia.

EAA has developed 40 exhibitions since 1996.  View our latest exhibition, “The Story Continues…” online now.

Read all about the history of EAA and learn about the sorting & cataloguing, various exhibitions and famous visitors.

Archives Volunteers 2018

Meet the Team

EAA is run by a dedicated team of volunteers who meet every Wednesday, associates who donate their time and expertise and the Advisory Council.

The Archives currently has 8 volunteers, 2 associates and an additional 4 volunteers on the Council.


The EAA collection comprises a library and an archive. Much of the collection is currently being catalogued with the catalogues made available online. The library contains reference books and books written by Estonians living in Australia or post WWII refugees resident all over the world.

EAA Archive Stack
Kris Kaldma, an EAA benefactor


The Estonian Archives in Australia is a recognised Cultural Organisation and holds Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status for taxation purposes.

The Kris Kaldma Fund has been set up for approved cultural activities such as exhibitions, workshops, talks, seminars and publications.

All donations to the Kris Kaldma Fund of $2 and over are tax deductible.

Get in Touch

Would you like to visit the Archive? Are you researching you family history? Or maybe you have items you would like to donate?