Sydney, New South Wales

Meher Baba at Sydney's Mascot airport 11th August 1956 en route to Melbourne. Photo taken by Robert Rouse ( close up of the original )
Meher Baba at Sydney's Mascot airport 11th August 1956 en route to Melbourne. Photo taken by Robert Rouse ( close up of the original )
Francis Brabazon is standing in front of Baba and Bill LePage is standing on the side of the house looking on.
Francis Brabazon is standing in front of Baba and Bill LePage is standing on the side of the house looking on.

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.

Meher Baba standing in the doorway. Photo courtesy of the Sydney Meher Baba web site.
Meher Baba standing in the doorway. Photo courtesy of the Sydney Meher Baba web site.
1956 : ( L-R ) Meherjee Karkaria, Adi K Irani, Dr Nilu, Frances Brabazon,  Meher Baba and Eruch Jessawala. Photo courtesy of the Sydney Meher Baba web site.
1956 : ( L-R ) Meherjee Karkaria, Adi K Irani, Dr Nilu, Frances Brabazon, Meher Baba and Eruch Jessawala. Photo courtesy of the Sydney Meher Baba web site.
Meher House, Beacon Hill, Sydney - 1956 . This is the Austin car that Bill LePage drove Baba around Sydney.
Meher House, Beacon Hill, Sydney - 1956 . This is the Austin car that Bill LePage drove Baba around Sydney.

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.

Mid-1950s ; View towards the Pacific Ocean with Meher House in the foreground
Mid-1950s ; View towards the Pacific Ocean with Meher House in the foreground
2013 : Baba's chair at Meher House
2013 : Baba's chair at Meher House
1970s ; Meher House's Baba artifacts
1970s ; Meher House's Baba artifacts

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.

Courtesy of Michael LePage

Meher House in Sydney, 1956 ; Glow mag. August 2002 p.3
Meher House in Sydney, 1956 ; Glow mag. August 2002 p.3
Meher House 1956 ; Glow mag. August 2002 p.15
Meher House 1956 ; Glow mag. August 2002 p.15
Meher Australia newsletter cover
Meher Australia newsletter cover

John Grant recalls Meher Baba's visit to Sydney in 1956.

The short film at the end of the interview was filmed by Michael Ney. 

Courtesy of Michael LePage

Rustom & Sohrab visit Meher House, mid 2012
Rustom & Sohrab visit Meher House, mid 2012
The Twins visit Meher House in mid-2012
The Twins visit Meher House in mid-2012
Meher House's Baba artifacts
Meher House's Baba artifacts

SYDNEY,  NEW SOUTH WALES,  AUSTRALIA


Meher House - 12 Kaliana Crescent, Beacon Hill, Sydney

Front yard entrance to Meher House
Front yard entrance to Meher House

Street View of Meher House

FRANCIS BRABAZON BUILDING MEHER HOUSE

Meher Coutesy of ; Baba Australia newsletter - Oct.1984, p7
Meher Coutesy of ; Baba Australia newsletter - Oct.1984, p7

SYDNEY'S KINGSFORD-SMITH AIRPORT, MASCOT

Meher Baba at Sydney's Mascot airport 11th August 1956 en route to Melbourne. Photo taken by Robert Rouse.
Meher Baba at Sydney's Mascot airport 11th August 1956 en route to Melbourne. Photo taken by Robert Rouse.

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

Staff standing in Elliott Street Balmain with Meher Handicrafts in the background. It later became Meher Australia and closed in the early 1990s.
Staff standing in Elliott Street Balmain with Meher Handicrafts in the background. It later became Meher Australia and closed in the early 1990s.
Mid-1970s ; local Baba followers singing songs of praise. ( L-R ) John Borthwick, Chris Gray, Stephen Hein, Richard Lockwood, Linda Joy (then McGahey), Jenny Keating, Judith Garbett, Liz Gaskin, Lorraine Woods and Joan Le Page.
Mid-1970s ; local Baba followers singing songs of praise. ( L-R ) John Borthwick, Chris Gray, Stephen Hein, Richard Lockwood, Linda Joy (then McGahey), Jenny Keating, Judith Garbett, Liz Gaskin, Lorraine Woods and Joan Le Page.

2016 Meher House Anniversary Celebrations

 

Early birds lining up for tickets for the celebrations
Early birds lining up for tickets for the celebrations
20th Sept.1986 - Chatswood, NSW
20th Sept.1986 - Chatswood, NSW
20-09-1986 ; Chatswood, NSW
20-09-1986 ; Chatswood, NSW