Estonians in Australia

“Global Estonians” – senior speech pathologist Anna-Liisa Sutt (Brisbane, Australia)

Under our “Global Estonians” feature we talk to diverse people in different cities, countries, continents. Anna-Liisa Sutt is a senior speech pathologist at the Prince Charles Hospital in Brisbane, Australia. Anna-Liisa, what made you leave Estonia and how did you end up in Australia? New Year’s Eve 1998 my dad received …

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Estonian Independence Day in pictures – London, New York, Chicago, Toronto, Sydney

Expat communities celebrated Estonian Independence Day all around the world. We bring you a selection of pictures of the celebrations from London, New York, Chicago, Toronto and Sydney.   London (at Westminster Cathedral Hall)   New York (at New York Estonian House)   Chicago (at Chicago Estonian House)   Toronto …

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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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