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

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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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The Archive is now Open in 20201

The Archive is now open again in 2021!

We are following the Covid Safety plan of Estonian House and everyone will need to comply with the safety procedures. 2021 Opening Hours Wednesdays10am to 3pm Please contact us beforehand so we can accommodate your visit.

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Secrets of a Scchoolyard Millionaire | Koolihoovi miljonäri saladused

Our latest acquisition, “Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire” | „Koolihoovi miljonäri saladused”

Our latest acquisition may or may not have arrived via an International Book Fair in Bologna. 🤷‍♀‍ 🇮🇹 🌏 Sydney based, Australian author Nat Amoore‘s book was acquired by the Estonian Publisher Eesti Raamat and is now available in Estonian!!! “Secrets of a Schoolyard Millionaire“ is the hilarious story of one bag of cash, two best friends and a whole lot of trouble. Titled „Koolihoovi miljonäri saladused“, the book is available from the main Estonian book stores including Rahva Raamat […]

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Terry Kass Mander Jones Award

Dr Terry Kass receives the Mander Jones Award, 2019

As well as acting as chair of the Estonian Archives in Australia, Dr Terry Kass is a practising professional historian. At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Australian Society of Archivists on 18 September 2020, his recent publication, Unlocking land: A guide to Crown Land Records held at State Archives NSW received an award as the best finding aid to an archival collection held in an Australian institution published in 2019. The guide has been well received within the […]

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