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Interview with Ene-Mai Reinpuu [sound recording] Interviewer: Helen Chryssides

Title
Interview with Ene-Mai Reinpuu [sound recording] Interviewer: Helen Chryssides
From
The Honoured Women Oral History Project
Repository
State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana
Reference
OH 505/3
Date Range
1998
Description

Ene-Mai Reinpuu was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen's Birthday honours list, 1998, for service to the Estonian community for more than 30 years, particularly as president and honorary secretary of the Estonian Society of Adelaide, and as honorary secretary of the Council of Estonian Societies in Australia. Ene-Mai Reinpuu, nee Prima, was born in Estonia. At 12 years old she left
Estonia as a refugee with her parents fleeing the threat of Russian invasion. They arrived in South Australia in 1949. At 20 years old she married Villi Reinpuu, also from Estonia and they had two children. She works within the Estonian community in South Australia, organising and participating in the many social and cultural activities of the community, and providing support for its members. Her work has also extended to support for the independence movement in Estonia and fundraising for an Estonian National Museum.

Formats
cassette and full transcript (25 pages) available.
Quantity
2
Access
Copies may be made for research and study. Publication only with written permission from the Mortlock Library
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