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'My parents were very sociable and liked music. We always had parties.'*

The tradition of music is strong in Estonian culture and immigrants to Australia brought their love of music with them. This mandolin was played by Ron Silm, whose parents settled in the 1930s in the Estonian community at Thirlmere, south-western Sydney.

Mandolin lent by Ron Silm

* Ron Silm, interview, 2005. Review of the Estonian Choral music, Eesti
Radio, 2002 Estonia

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