A Historical Link

When I discovered the significant historical link that existed between my hometown (Ballarat) and my religion (The Baha’i Faith), I knew it would make for an interesting feature piece.

The story was about Effie Baker – the first Australian Baha’i woman – who was raised right here in Ballarat. I wanted to find out all about her and her background, and the result was the following story which featured in Ballarat Extra at the end of last month.

Effie Baker, taken in Israel in the 1920s. SOURCE: Australian Baha'i Archives
Effie Baker, taken in Israel in the 1920s. SOURCE: Australian Baha’i Archives

 

You can read Effie’s story here.