Brisbane Theosophical Society

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Name: Brisbane Theosophical Society

Group: Scholarly Society

Type: Institutional Location

Years at Location: 1881-Current

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The Brisbane Theosophical Society purchased the property in 1925. It had previously been owned by Joseph Buckle (1885-1910), a Primitive Methodist minister, and by Dr Espie Dods (1910-1925), as medical clinic.

Impact on Brisbane Society

Although the history has been poorly attended upon, the Theosophical Society did have a significant place among Brisbane’s cultural and religious beliefs. Its most significant global founders, Helena Blavatsky and Annie Besant, were very influential figures in the sphere of late nineteenth century and early twentieth century socialist, mystic, and peace movements.


The Theosophical Society in Australia, Brisbane Lodge, Website. [] Retrieved on 6 July 2019.

Further research is underway.

Image Citations

Theosophical Society Building (2009). Archive: Heritage Branch Staff - State of Queensland: Queensland Heritage Register. []

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