Died : 23rd December, 2001
Nationality ; New Zealander
Mother : Hilda Thorpe
Meheru and Anthony 1993 . At Anthonys invitation Meheru visited Christchurch much to the delight of Anthony and all New Zealand Baba followers. Anthony had a special treat for Meheru. She was to be recognised as a person of rare significance akin to 'royalty' by the Maori people of Christchurch. Meheru was given a unique welcome onto the newly opened National Marae designed by Anthony as Christchurches chief Architect. An honour of the highest proportions was awarded Meheru after much debate among the local Maori elders with Anthony producing 'evidence' or her spiritual position. Naturally Baba's name was in the fore!. Anthony always said that he believed the whole event had huge significance for relationships between indegnous Maori and other races within New Zealand.
Dolly and Jal with Anthony overlooking Akaroa Harbour Christchurch 1988. Jal and Dolly made several visits to stay with Anthony as part of their visit to Avatars Abode Anniversaries. Anthony would usually invite any overseas guests attending the Anniversary in June to stay with him if they were willing. Anthony was committed and passionate about sharing his love for Beloved Baba with all and any people in New Zealand who were remotely interested. Inviting special Anniversary guests was one way he spread Baba's love around.
Andrew Thomas, Meheru, Ivone Jones and Anthony May 1993. Meheru is holding the photo of Baba she presented to the Marae which was hung in the main hall attached to the meeting house.
The group of Baba followers from around New Zealand at the Christchurch National Marae in 1993.
Hilda Thorpe, Anthonys mum, with Dr Goher Meherazad 1980.
Anthony with his mum Hilda on Seclusion Hill 1980
Anthony, Hilda and Aloba on Seclusion Hill 1980
Meherazad 1980; photo taken by Anthony of Mani, Mehera, Arnavaz and Katie.
Anthony Trope - 1976 NZ - The Oral History Archive Project - Irwin Luck Interview series : Courtesy of Los Angeles Meher Baba Center
Group of New Zealand Baba followers with Don Stevens at Anthony Thorpes house in Christchurch circa 1980's