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|1968 1 or 2 Jan
||The passing of Euphemia (Effie) Eleanor Baker (b.25 March 1880 at Goldsborough, Victoria) in Waverley, New South Wales.
For Effie Baker's obituary see BW14:320-1.
She became a Bahá'í in 1922 after attending a lecture by Clara and Hyde Dunn in Melbourne. She was the first woman to converted to the Faith in Australia.
She served in Haifa from 1925 to 1936. See SETPE1p105-107 for her contribution during that period.
In the 1930s Effie Baker travelled to Persia to take photographs of historical sites. Many of these photographs were included in The Dawnbreakers. [BW14:320]
She was buried in the Bahá'í Cemetery in Mona Vale. [Australian Dictionary of Biography]
||Waverly; New South Wales; Australia
||Effie Baker; In Memoriam; Births and deaths; Cemeteries and graves; Dawn-breakers; Dawnbreakers
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