In Mid July 1956 Meher Baba and four of his men mandali ( close ones ) departed on a months circumnavigation of the globe. They departed Bombay ( Mumbai ) by plane landing briefly at Damascus and Beirut Airports then onto Zurich and London. They then flew to New York NY, Richmond V.,Wilmington NC, Myrtle Beach SC, Washington DC., Dallas/Ft. Worth TX, Los Angeles-Meher Mount-Ojai-San Francisco CA., then to Honolulu, (Hawaii Is ), Kroton Is, Suva,( Fiji ), Sydney, Melbourne & Darwin, Australia, then onto Singapore and back to Bombay in mid August.
This car is seen at the end of the John Grant interview ( see video below ) which was filmed by Michael Ney at Sydney's Mascot airport. John is driving the Mini Minor wagon with the luggage following Baba's car.
Avatar Meher Baba visited Sydney and Melbourne for the first time in August 1956. On 11 August 1956 Baba was interviewed by Donald Ingram Smith, a radio and television presenter. The interview was audio tape-recorded. This video includes the tape-recording and a transcription to assist comprehension of the interview.
John Grant recalls Meher Baba's visit to Sydney in 1956.
short film at the end of the interview was filmed by Michael Ney.
Courtesy of Michael LePage
SYDNEY, NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA
Meher House - 12 Kaliana Crescent, Beacon Hill, Sydney
Street View of Meher House
FRANCIS BRABAZON BUILDING MEHER HOUSE
In 1949 Francis Brabazon began quarrying stone and building a house in Beacon Hill, Sydney, in the hope that one day, Avatar Meher Baba would visit this house.
Courtesy of Michael Le Page.
SYDNEY'S KINGSFORD-SMITH AIRPORT, MASCOT
MEHER BABA IS DRIVEN FROM SYDNEY'S AIRPORT AT MASCOT.
BILL LE PAGE IS DRIVING BABA IN THE AUSTIN CAR THAT BELONGED TO BARON VON FRANKENBURG & JOHN GRANT IS DRIVING THE MINI MINOR WAGON WITH THE LUGGAGE.
1956 FILM ; "THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS "
Meher Baba was taken to the city during his visit and requested to see a movie at a cinema. The film they went into was "The Man who never was ". They didn't stay very long before they all left.
1975 - MEHER HANDICRAFTS STAFF, BALMAIN, SYDNEY
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