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Letters from the Guardian to Australia and New Zealand

  • Author:
  • Shoghi Effendi

  • Source:
  • Australia, 1971 reprint
  • Pages:
  • 140
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Pages 14-15

Letter of June 10th, 1936

June 10th, 1936
Dear Miss Brooks,
I am instructed by our beloved Guardian to acknowledge with deepest thanks the receipt of your letter of March 30th written on behalf of the N.S.A. of Australia and New-Zealand.
He is rejoiced to learn of the projected formation of a Spiritual Assembly in Perth, and hopes that by the time this letter reaches you the assembly will have been duly constituted and will be functioning with the utmost unity, efficiency and vigour.
In this connection he wishes me to bring to your Assembly’s attention the necessity of their taking the necessary steps for the incorporation of the N.S.A.. This step, he feels, is of a vital importance to the further development of your Assembly, and will no doubt give it more stability and an added influence, specially in the eyes of the general public.
The Guardian would also advise that the local assemblies take a similar step, and obtain official recognition from the authorities. In case the Auckland assembly has been registered in the government, will you be so kind as to send him photostatic reproductions of any registration papers or documents that the Auckland friends may have obtained from the authorities, as he wishes to have them published in the next “Bahá’í World”. 15
As regards the photograph of your N.S.A; the Guardian wishes me to inform you that in going over the manuscript of the “Bahá’í World”, which was sent to him from the States, he found your Assembly’s picture already incorporated in it. The manuscript has now been sent back to America and is awaiting publication.
With loving Bahá’í greetings,
Yours in His Service,
H. Rabbani.
[From the Guardian:]
Dear and valued co-worker:
The incessant efforts so devotedly exerted by the members of your distinguished assembly are assets that I greatly value and of which I am truly proud. I will fervently pray for the extension of your activities and the fulfilment of your dearest hopes. Rest assured and persevere.
Your true and grateful brother,