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

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Presenting at the 6th BaltHerNet conference “No Topic Conference”

Two volunteers from the Archive will be speaking on Day 2 of the 6th BaltHerNet conference “No Topic Conference” which will take place September 15th-16th/ 16th -17th (Australia Time) on Zoom.  Maie Barrow will be presenting on “Sharing our archive with the world”; and  Kristi Barrow will be discussing “Starting a social media program”.  We will be sharing the session with Ave Maria Blithe from Estonian Archives in the US and Ann Tündern-Smith from the Canberra & District Historical Society.The […]

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Thank you to the 2021 Friends of the Archive

A big Thank You to everyone who donated to our fundraising drive to digitise the oral history collection. Due to your generosity we have exceeded our target and have the first lot of videos digitised.  Now the work starts on describing and cataloguing the digitised tapes and making them available to all. The next lot of videos to be digitised are the interviews, in Estonian, recorded by Lembit Blauhut in 1995. They comprise 25 hours of interviews with Estonians from […]

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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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