The Story Continues...
Estonian House, Sydney Australia and Online
Estonians have been coming to Australia for hundreds of years. This exhibition chronicles the lives of Estonians who have travelled to Australia across different time periods from 1696 to present!
Some like the early sailors in 1696 only stayed a few months, others arrived in the goldrush days either legally or by jumping ship.
A large migration started in the 1920s and soon there were sizeable communities in Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
The big migration occurred after WWII when about 6000 Estonians arrived.
Since the regaining of independence for Estonia in 1991, more young Estonians have made their home in Australia.