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Looveer, Lia (1920 - 2006)

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Born
1920
Estonia
Died
2006
Australia
Occupation
Migrant community advocate and Office manager

Summary

Born in Estonia in 1920, Lia Looveer came to Australia with her husband and daughter in 1949, settling in Sydney in 1952. She was an active member of the Estonian community in Sydney and was office manager for the Estonian weekly newspaper Meie Rodo, between 1956-1966.She was Secretary of the Captive Nations Council of New South Wales and Secretary General of the United Council of Migrants from Communist Dominated Europe in Australia in 1968.

Looveer joined the Liberal Party of Australia, New South Wales division, in 1955, and was a member of its Migrant Advisory Committee and of the federal Liberal Party's Advisory Committee on Ethnic Affairs, 1976-1981, as well as a member of the State Council over the same period. She is a foundation member of the Ethnic Communities' Council of N.S.W. Looveer was awarded the British Empire Medal in 1978 and received a Heritage Award from the Liberal Party of Australia, N.S.W. Division, in 2002.

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Archival resources

Estonian Archives in Australia

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Captive Nations Council of New South Wales - records, 1953-1998, together with the records of the United Council of Migrants from Communist Dominated Europe in Australia, 1953-1966, 1953 - 1998, MLMSS 7171; The United Council of Migrants from Communist Dominated Europe in Australia (1953 - ), Captive Nations Council of New South Wales (1965 - 1989); Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Joint Baltic Committee - records, 1952-2000, 1952 - 2000, MLMSS 7629; The Joint Baltic Committee (1952 - ); Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

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