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Mary Garden Mary Garden i(A17069 works by)
Born: Established: 1950
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New Zealand,
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Pacific Region,
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Gender: Female
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Mary Garden was born in Whakatane, New Zealand and grew up in Tauranga. In 1973, she abandoned an academic career to spend seven years in India following gurus such as Bhagwan Rajneesh and Sai Baba. On her return to Australia she settled in Queensland. Her book, The Serpent Rising is an account of her years in India, and of the religious manipulators she encountered.

In 2019, Garden published a biography of her father, Oscar Garden, a Scots-born aviator who later settled in New Zealand.

Sources include Notes for a Radio National programme: http://www.abc.net.au/rn/relig/spirit/stories/s1136919.htm, sighted 20/07/2004)

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