Brisbane Freethought Association

Brisbane Freethought Association

Name: Brisbane Freethought Association

Time: 1876 - 1886

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Category: Scholarly Society

Institution Category: Informing

Institution Group: Public Community Education

Coordinates: -27.4670283333333, 153.028583333333

Street Address: Brisbane Freethought Association, Brisbane School of Arts, 166 Ann Street, Brisbane City

Suburb: Brisbane City (CBD)

Sector: Independent \'Community\'

Local Study Area: Spring Hill-CBD-Fortitude Valley-New Farm (Inner City)

Study Stage: MBNH Stage 9 Local Study Areas

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Brisbane Freethought Association was founded in 1884, and was the renamed Freethought Literary & Debating Society in 1886.

Geographic Description 1: Inside The Green Belt

Geographic Description 2: Brisbane River

Geographic Description 3: Flood Plains (Major); High River Banks (still floods); Ridgeline (Slopes off Wickham Tce)


Dahlitz, Ray. Secular Who’s Who: a Biographical Directory of Freethinkers, Secularists, Rationalists, Humanists and Others involved in Australia’s Secular Movement from 1850 onwards, R. Dahlitz, Balwyn, Vic, 1994.

Shaw, Barry; Metcalf, William James. (ed) Brisbane: Training, Teaching and Turmoil: Tertiary Education 1825-2018, Brisbane History Group, Salisbury, Qld, Boolarong Press, Moorooka, Qld, 2018.

Further research is underway.

Image Citations

Queensland Insurance Company Building, 1884. From The Lost Heritage of Eagle Street by John W. East []