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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 11-12

Letter of January 3rd, 1936

January 3rd, 1936.
The N.S.A. of the Bahá’ís of Australia and New-Zealand
Dear Bahá’í Friends,
Miss Effie Baker is leaving for Australia with the consent and full approval of the Guardian.
As you know for over ten years she has been devotedly working for the Cause in Haifa, as keeper of the Western Pilgrim House and also as the custodian of the International Bahá’í Archives. During this long period of service she has accomplished much for our beloved Cause, and she is now in need of some 12 rest after so many years of strenuous labours. She is going to join her mother, and will, it is hoped, prove of great help to the friends throughout Australia and New-Zealand in both their teaching and administrative activities.
The Guardian hopes, therefore, that the friends will give her all the opportunity she needs to help in the extension and consolidation of the Cause throughout Australia and New-Zealand.
He is entrusting Miss Baker with a beautiful and most precious present for the friends; it is one of the finest photographs of the Master which, he wishes your N.S.A. to place in your National Bahá’í Archives. He is, in addition, sending through her for the believers a bottle of attar of rose extracted by the friends in Persia.
With loving greetings and all good wishes for a most happy and prosperous New Year.
Yours in His Service,
H. Rabbani.