Photo: Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid with Maie Barrow, Reet Simmul at the Archive, Sydney 2018.
EAA is pleased to acknowledge the funding from the Estonian Cultural Foundation in Australia Ltd which will allow us to digitise a rare manuscript in our collection. The manuscript is entitled “The Mahatma of the Baltics. The memorable life of the Most Rev. Karlis A. M. Tennisons, the Buddist Archbishop of Latvia.” By The Most Rev. Friedrich Lustig. The manuscript is over 600 foolscap pages long and is extremely fragile. Making it available in a digital form will save the […]
Happy Moon Day! Today is the anniversary of the first moon landing, July 20, 1969. Did you know that an Estonian flag was flown to the moon thanks to the NASA astronauts? We know this because the Archive received a copy of the letter from Senator Charles H. Percy to Mr Pleer, American Estonian council. which informed us that the Estonian flag had been taken to the Moon by the crew of Apollo XVI in 1972. The letter was even […]
The Archive is not only for old black and white photos and historic artefacts!!! We also collect material that reflects the current activities of Estonian Australians. Our latest acquisition is a book by Imbi Neeme “The Spill” which was published recently by Penguin Books Australia and the winner of the 2019 Penguin Literary Prize. This book is a welcome addition to our Estonian/Australian authors collection. Read an excerpt and find out more about the book here: Extract | The Spill by […]
There is only week left before the end of the financial year! Can you help the Archives with a small donation before the end of the financial year? Want to find Estonian relatives in Australia or your family’s history here or research some aspect of Estonian life in Australia? The Estonian Archives in Australia holds documents, photos, audio recordings, books and other materials which can assist. Access is FREE! We are a fully volunteer run organisation. The Archive relies on […]
The Australian Government has recognised the work done by the Estonian Archives in Australia through registration as a Cultural Organisation and the grant of Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status for taxation purposes. The Archives are the only Estonian organisation in Australia to have this status. The DGR status means that all donations of $2 and over to the Archives’ Kris Kaldma fund are now tax-deductible. EAA has set up a separate account, the Kris Kaldma Fund to receive the tax-deductible […]