Archive for Meie Kodu Articles

  • Where did you buy Estonian black bread ‘must leib’ in Sydney in 1953? Where did you buy Estonian black bread ‘must leib’ in Sydney in 1953?

    The answer can be found in Meie Kodu, which is now available as a digitised copy from the web site of the National Library of Australia. The Estonian Archives in Australia has joined forces with the National Library of Australia to ensure Meie Kodu is available for everyone to read now and in...

  • Touring Estonia — Pärnu, Saaremaa and Võru Touring Estonia — Pärnu, Saaremaa and Võru

    HANS TAMMEMAGI 23. nov. 2012 We left Tallinn in our rental car and headed southwest toward Pärnu, the start of our counter-clockwise trip around Estonia. With little idea of what to see en route we decided to wander from one historic spot to another using the guidebook, Estonian Museums, and foll...

  • An Esto-Canadian’s First Visit to Estonia — Tallinn An Esto-Canadian’s First Visit to Estonia — Tallinn

    HANS TAMMEMAGI 23. nov. 2012 Although I’d never been to the homeland, I’ve always felt like an Estonian. Growing up in Canada, my family spoke Estonian at home and my brothers and I were involved in the Estonian community in and around Toronto. At university my involvement with the Estonian ...

  • Attention artists and artisans Attention artists and artisans

    KÜLLIKI POOLE The end of the year is not THAT far away. The fourteenth Eesti Päevad in Sydney are beckoning and we need your input (and ouput). As usual, there will be an exciting exhibition of art and craft and we are challenging everyone who has ever been inspired to to take up a pencil, brus...

  • In favour of the home team In favour of the home team

    RIINA KINDLAM, Tallinn In early 2012 the president of Estonia asked people to come up with reasons why it's great to live in Estonia and to post them on his Facebook page. Over 1000 reasons were submitted and voted on by the online public. A handful were later displayed on bus shelters and street...

  • XXIV Estonian Cultural Festival in Australia (Sydney) 27–31 December 2012 XXIV Estonian Cultural Festival in Australia (Sydney) 27–31 December 2012

    Draft Program Thursday 27 December 1:00pm- 3:00pm Church service /Opening Ceremony St Stephens Church Macquarie St Sydney. Combined church service and opening. Showcase of classical Estonian choral and organ music. 4:00pm – 5:00pm Art & craft exhibition opening  Tap Gallery. 2...

  • New International Estonian News Portal New International Estonian News Portal

    Estonian World Review January 1, 2012 marked the launch of the new Internet news portal “Estonian World Review” (EWR). It is the first such Estonian news portal to report activities of Estonians living in a number of different countries, on different continents. The new portal was created in c...

  • Help! Our childhood memories are gradually being shared Help! Our childhood memories are gradually being shared

    New Years greetings to all! Many of you will have read “when the Noise had Ended’ which relates the memories of some of the children who lived in the Geislingen DP camp over 60 years ago. It is currently being translated into Estonian and the authors all await eagerly what the 'na...

  • The competition “Positive Estonian history“ starts The competition “Positive Estonian history“ starts

    Today, on 9 January the history portal Histrodamus announces the competition “Positive Estonian history“ for the first time in Estonia. In the frames of the competition the people are called to notice and describe the positive moments and successful events of the Estonian history. Read more ...

  • E-Club Corner 4 E-Club Corner 4

    The start of summer was celebrated in the Estonian Club on 1 December. We have had busy club nights during last few months and it seems to be getting even busier. In October we had an Estralian Bushdance with live music from Bruce and Haruna. The Club has never been so packed. All the people didn...