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

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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Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid visits the Archive, October 2018

On this Day Oct 21, 2018 – President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid visits the Archive

Two years ago today, the President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, visited the Estonian Archives in Australia at the Sydney Estonian House. Archivists Maie Barrow and Reet Simmul introduced the collection and showed off some of the treasures in the Archive. The President praised the important work of the volunteers in collecting and preserving the history of the Estonians in Australia and showed great interest in the collection The index cards of the prewar Consulate hold information about the early Estonian […]

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Crowds gathered at the harbour hoping to board any remaining ships

The Great Escape 1944

This month marks 76 years since “The Great Escape.  In September 1944, over 75,000 people fled Estonian to escape the advancing Red Army. The EAA volunteers and Lachlan Bell curated “The Great Escape 1944” exhibition that is currently on display in the foyer of Estonian House Sydney.  This is also the first exhibition we have put online and is available for you to view anywhere in the world! The Great Escape 1944 – Online Exhibition Crowds gathered at Tallinn Harbour, […]

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