Seventh Day Adventist Church (Buranda)

Seventh Day Adventist Church (Buranda)

Stage Number: MBSH.02.01.01

Group: Southern

Local Study Area: Dutton Park-South Woolloongabba-Buranda

Epoch: Late 19th Century

Street Address: Church Avenue, Buranda

Latitude & Longitude: -27.49486111,153.03822222

Time Link: 1899

Map Link: 1904

Image Time Point: 1904

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The South Brisbane Seventh-Day Adventist Church was established in 1898 by a group of about 30 or so believers. After about one year of meeting in private homes, a new church opened in Buranda in March 1899. A church school with 20 pupils opened behind this building in 1914, which shortly after moved to a new building opposite the original church until 1926. The church members were very active, with annual Camp Meetings, Sabbath Schools, Prayer Meetings, Youth Services, a library, Radio Programs, and Temperance League Support. By 1949, the year of the church’s Golden Jubilee, membership was at 150. A larger church was soon required, and in 1960 land was purchased at 34 O’Keefe Street, Buranda, where a new church was constructed and still stands today. Adventism is a splinter of Protestant organisations which had specifc beliefs on the imminent Second Coming (or “Second Advent”) of Jesus Christ. Seventh-Day Adventists believe that Saturday, the seventh day of the week, is the Sabbath and is the appropriate day for worship. Adventists also tend to have strong views about the importance of bodily health and abstaining from alcohol. Unlike similar views from Methodist, Baptists, etc, Adventists hold to a stricter doctrine of Church-State Separation, and hold puritan values as a matter of personal conviction.


South Brisbane Seventh-day Adventist Church, ‘History’, (, sighted 13 July 2017).

Image Citations

Seventh Day Adventist Church at Woolloongabba, ca. 1910. John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland. Record number. 200719.

Map References

QSA. QSA Series ID 2043 City of Brisbane and Suburbs Maps – A1A Series. 4 chains to the inch. Brisbane and suburbs. Sheet 1. 4 chains to the inch. Brisbane, Survey Office.. 634532