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Photo: Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid with Maie Barrow, Reet Simmul at the Archive, Sydney 2018.

The Big Dead Dry by Portia Stanton-Noble – A new book for the Archive

The Big Dead Dry by Portia Stanton-Noble, published by Austin Macauley Publishers Ltd. London, is a welcome addition to our collection of books by Estonian/Australian authors. Portia was born in Melbourne to Estonian parents who migrated here after WWII. She currently lives in South Australia and her book was launched at the Adelaide Estonian House in April 2021. The entertaining novel is a combination of murder mystery, drama, comedy and romance in a small country town.The book is available from […]

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Help us Digitise our UNESCO recognised Oral History Collection

It is tax return time again and the Estonian Archives in Australia are asking for your help. This year EAA was honoured and recognised when our Oral History collection was inscribed into the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register as part of “Migration Voices: Estonian Oral Histories 1952-2020”. The oral histories are currently on cassettes and VHS videos. The cassettes are being digitised in Estonia but we need to digitise the VHS tapes to prevent the loss of this […]

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Estonian Archives in Australia oral history collection inscribed into the Australian Memory of the World Register.

Estonian Archives in Australia oral history collection inscribed into the Australian Memory of the World Register. March 24, 2021 A virtual ceremony held online with over 80 participants witnessed the inscription of 10 groups of records on the Australian Memory of the World register on Friday, 26 February 2021. The Memory of the World Register is maintained by UNESCO as a record of documents, books and other records of enduring worth for the world. It is a parallel register to […]

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Our Story

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 […]

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Estonian Oral Histories to be inscribed on Australian Memory of the World Register.

The Memory of the World Register is maintained by UNESCO as a record of documents, books and other records of enduring worth for the world. It is a parallel register to the World Heritage Register of Places. The Australian section of the Register includes records such as the convict records held in the NSW, West Australian and Tasmanian Archives, the Endeavour journal of Captain James Cook, and the First Fleet journals. A major entry on the Register is ‘Migration Voices’, […]

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