Centenary of the Arrival of the
Baha'i Faith in Australia
Stories, News Articles, Messages and Resources Celebrating the Centenary of the
Arrival of the Baha'i Faith in Australia
April 2020 - April 2021 marks the centenary of the arrival of the Baha'i Faith in Australia. Through out the year, Baha'is will commemorate this historic event through multiple activities.
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Tom Francis -
Inspired by Clara and Hyde Dunn, affectionately known as Mother and Father Dunn, Tom Francis has written this beautiful song on the 100 year anniversary of their arrival to Australia.
Shadow Puppet - Celebrating Australia
This short shadow puppet show by Nika Sinai tells the story of Clara and John Henry Hyde Dunn. It briefly tells their journey from accepting the Baha'i Faith in America to selflessly arising to travel to the far-off continent of Australia.
Recollections of the Hands of the Cause
In this presentation issued by the Wilmette Institute, Mariette Leong traces the early life of Clara Dunn, how she met Henry Hyde Dunn and learned of the Bahá’í Faith from him.
Centenary Presentation by Graham Hassall
To mark the centenary of the arrival of Clara and Hyde Dunn in Australia on 10th April, 1920, historian Graham Hassall gives a special online presentation about their lives, accomplishments, and legacy.
Centenary Baha'i Celebrations Start
The Australian Baha'i Community invites everyone to join the livestream of a special service dedicated to launching the centenary of the arrival of the Baha'i Faith in Australia.
Ridvan greetings from the Prime Minister
The Hon. Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister of Australia, has addressed the Australian Baha'i Community for the Ridvan Festival. The message also notes this year's centenary of the Baha'i community in Australia.
First Australian woman to become a Baha’i
Effie Baker – the first Australian woman to become a Baha’i; one of Australia’s foremost woman photographers; her photographs were chosen by the Guardian for inclusion in Nabil’s narrative, ‘The Dawn-Breakers’.