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About us

Who are we?

League of Finnish-Australian Societies is a friendship society established in 1984, and it administrates 12 local societies located all over Finland.

  • There are about 2000 members and friends in Finland, in Europe and in Australia.
  • We have been in Australia and fallen for that country of kangaroos.
  • We have relatives and friends Down Under.
  • Some of us are planning a holiday trip, a business trip, or want to study in Australia, and are looking for more information.
  • Some of us are temporary or permanent residents of Australia.
  • Some of us are just interested in Australia and her nature, people, language, culture and living conditions.

Local societies are responsible for activities in their own region.


League's board 2019

Juha Ollikainen                    

Vice President
Ella Ylämäki

Other board members
Jouni Honkanen
Liisa Kiianlinna

Pertti Pitkonen
Anne Tammi
Kai Volanen

Executive director and editor in chief of the Bumerangi journal
Paula Vasama

Honorary members
Honorary President, Professor Olavi Koivukangas, president 1984–2004
Honorary Member, M.A., journalist Timo Uotila
Honorary Member, Producer Antti Välikangas



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