Euphemia Eleanor 'Effie' Baker

#51754, b. 25 March 1880, d. 1 January 1968

Individual's Timeline

Birth25 March 1880Euphemia Eleanor 'Effie' Baker
Death of Mother2 September 1945Margaret Pickering Smith1
Death1 January 1968Euphemia Eleanor 'Effie' Baker

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Occupation: Euphemia was a photographer. In 1916 she published a booklet of hand coloured photographs in Melbourne. In the same year she was making and selling hand crafted wooden toys in Goldsborough (near Ballarat). She worked on miniature replicas of furniture for dolls houses, and seems to also have worked to commission, as an 'Indian-Anglo' purchased a set of rickshaws that she gave away as souvenirs to her friends when she returned to India.2

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: From (with a view to connecting her to Thomas Cannum BALL and family.


  1. International Genealogical Index (IGI), LDS Member submission.
  2. Trove Digitised Newspapers, Ararat Chronicle and Willaura and Lake Bolac Districts Recorder (Vic. : 1914 - 1918)
    Fri 15 Oct 1915
    Page 6

    Miss Effie Baker, of Black Rock, has succeeded in making a booklet comprised of illustrations of Australian wild-flowers, which is among the best work-of the kind yet published in Melbourne. The booklet contains six colored prints of individual specimens of characteristic bush flowers, and the colors of these are faithfully reproduced, with exquisite softness through the medium of hand-colored photographs. Those who are looking for suitable Christmas souvenirs for friends abroad will find in Miss Baker's artistic production something of unusual interest and value.

    Some of the hotels are now employing girl pages. This sort of thing is bound to happen — when man leaves. .,.