Lorraine Alp, Thirlmere

Our new home - Meie uus kodu - Estonian-Australian Stories

Stories of invasion, dispossession, and settling in a new home, told by the Estonian migrants who came here as displaced persons post-WWII.

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The Powerhouse Museum and the NSW Migration Heritage Centre 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 NSW Migration Heritage Centre and Powerhouse Museum in partnership with the Wollondilly Heritage Centre.

Image: Lorraine Alp pictured with fruit from the family orchard at Thirlmere, NSW, where many Estonian families settled. Courtesy Wollondilly Heritage Centre and the Alp family