Triin Pehk

Triin Pehk loves to observe, think and write, and she even has a degree in people watching - Anthropology. She currently lives with her family in Sydney which is her second home after the beloved Kalamaja in Tallinn.

Estonian communities around the world: keeping the flag flying in Sydney

Australia hosts the fifth largest Estonian community in the world. Among the Estonians currently living in Australia, the Sydney community is the liveliest one. The first Estonians settled in Australia in 1853, and the first Estonian society was established in Melbourne in 1914. During the course of the Second World …

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Estonian folk costume stripes on Australian Aboriginal art

What do the world’s oldest continually living cultures, i.e. those of the Australian indigenous people and Estonians, have in common? At first glance not much, but at a closer look at their respective cultural history, we can surprisingly find many similarities. Although the recorded Aboriginal history traces back at least 50,000 years and the Estonian one …

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Leen and Siimon Rampe – Estonian film ambassadors in Australia

Leen Rampe (née Võrno) and Siimon Rampe are a wife-husband team passionate about Estonian film. They have run monthly film sessions called KiNO! nights at the Sydney Estonian Cultural House for over a year now and finished 2012 off with an Estonian Film Festival in Australia. Leen has a Master’s …

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