Many sources were used to build up a picture of the Australians’ visit to Meher Baba's Great Darshan in 1969.  We would like to acknowledge and thank all those sources.


For those visiting the site please understand and respect that all documents, transcripts, tapes, photos and recollections of the Australians’ visit to Meher Baba’s Great Darshan in 1969 used on this website are subject to copyright, privacy and intellectual property protection.


For those seeking permission to use material from this website for your convenience we have listed items under the names of copyright holders so that you may contact them personally.



Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust, Ahmednagar, India

Baba Announces Darshan

·          Family Letter/Circular announcing Darshan 1/11/68

·          Family letter from Mani containing Avatar Meher Baba’s birthday message 26/1/69


Baba Drops the Body

·          Telegram of Baba dropping the body by Adi to Bill Le Page 2/2/69

·          Immediate Baba lover responses

·          True account of Baba dropping the body

·          Telegram from Francis 3/2/69

·          Adi K Irani announcing the Darshan still on 13/2/69

·          Letters from Francis to Bill on 10th, 16th and 27th Feb


The Program of the 1969 Darshan

·          Copy of the program of the 1969 Darshan distributed to the Australians by the mandali.

· (talks given in Mandali Hall 1969)


Home Page and Guruprasad History

·          Pictures from the photo gallery.




Avatars Abode Trust Woombye Australia

·          Let Us the People Sing by Francis Brabazon

·          Three Talks by Francis Brabazon

·          In Dust I Sing by Francis Brabazon




·          The Turning of the Key By Bill Le Page

·          Lord Meher By Bhau Kalchuri

· Volume 13 numbers 1 and 2 (American account of 1969 Darshan)




Photos from other websites

·          Guruprasad History - Baba sitting on sofa:

·          Guruprasad History - Baba watching game of checkers:




Recollections and Photos

 Concerning the Recollections and photos by Baba Lovers that have been published on this website, (listed below), out of respect for their contributions we would ask you to please note that these items are the intellectual property of these individuals listed below and remain the intellectual property of these individuals.


Permission to use these personal items elsewhere in any form of publication can be obtained by from those Baba lovers directly.


Contact can be made directly to the individuals via their addresses. These can be obtained by writing to the project coordinator Leigh Rowan at 40 Meher Rd, Woombye Qld, Australia 4559.  Email:



Roy Hayes’ Tapes

·          Transcripts and sound on this website (except Introductions) are from recordings taken by Roy Hayes in 1969.  Roy’s tapes are held in the archive room at Avatar’s Abode




·          Maria Oakhill

·          Leigh Rowan

·          Bill Le Page

·          Roy Hayes

·          Bernard Bruford

·          Felix Schmid

·          John Martin (Noddy)

·          Judith Garbett

·          Jim Miskia


1969 Photos

·          Leigh Rowan

·          Felix Schmid

·          Christine Baulch

·          Roy Hayes

·          Judith Garbett


For more information about copyright, privacy and intellectual property details please contact Leigh Rowan.  Write to 40 Meher Rd, Woombye Qld, Australia 4559.  Email: