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Adelaide Theosophical Society and bookshop
Title : Adelaide Theosophical Society and bookshop Adelaide Theosophical Society and bookshop
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Creator : State Library of South Australia, photographer
Date of creation : 2005
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 102 x 152 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Donated by : Anthony Laube
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The Theosophical Society was founded in New York in 1875 by a group under Helena Blavatsky, to promote a 'universal brotherhood of humanity'. The Society encouraged the study of religion, philosophy and science, and the exploration of the unexplained laws of nature and the powers latent in human beings. In 1891 Colonel Olcott, one of the co-founders, visited Sydney and Adelaide, where he established branches, or 'lodges'. Solicitor Nathanael Knox, the inventor A.W. Dobbie, James Mackenzie, botanist J.G.O. Tepper, W.B. Rounsevell and others were early local members. Meetings were first held in a room in Molten Street, but in 1914 the Society built rooms in King William Street in memory of Knox. In 1996 the Adelaide branch moved its library, bookshop and lecture hall to South Terrace.
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Related names :

Theosophical Society in Australia. Adelaide Lodge

Coverage year : 2005
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.); South Terrace (Adelaide, S. Aust.)
Region : Adelaide city
Further reading :
Lewis, James R. The encyclopedia of cults, sects and new religions, Amherst, N.Y.: Prometheus Books, 1998
Theosophical Society in Australia. Adelaide Lodge. The Voice, Adelaide: Adelaide Theosophical Society, 1972-
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