Newspaper cutting about newly arrived migrant children learning English at Yarraville State School, circa 1950s. One of the children pictured in the article is Mai Maddisson. Born 29 July 1942 Mai arrived in Melbourne with her mother, Linda, on 20 October 1949, aged seven. They travelled on the MV Fair Sea. Estonian by birth Mai and her mother spent time in the Geislingen displaced persons' camp in Germany before migrating to Australia.

Following World War Two and the advance of the Soviet Army across the Baltic States and parts of Western Europe, many Estonians and other Baltic peoples left their homes, living in displaced persons camps in Germany before migrating to countries such as Australia, Canada and the USA.

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Newspaper cutting mounted on red background in a wooden frame.

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