This exhibition has closed
Australia is home to a small but thriving community from the northern European country of Estonia. At the end of World War II, over 6500 Estonians left behind the familiar northern lights of Estonian skies to make their home beneath the Southern Cross in Australia.
Today four out of every ten Australians are either migrants or the children of migrants. Most, like the Estonians, arrived in the decades following World War II.
This exhibition explores the harrowing stories of invasion, dispossession and flight from Europe. It also reveals what settlement in Australia has meant to generations of Estonian Australians.
The Powerhouse Museum and the Migration Heritage Centre NSW thanks the Estonian community in Sydney for their generous cooperation and assistance. In particular, the Estonian Archives in Australia and the Thirlmere community.
A joint exhibition of the Powerhouse Museum and Migration Heritage Centre NSW in partnership with the Wollondilly Heritage Centre.
Official project website built by the Migration Heritage Centre at the Powerhouse Museum