Rosicruciana In Anglia
of New Zealand
Robert William Felkin, 1853-1926
College is named after Dr. Robert Felkin.
Dr. Felkin was a
member of the :-
Geographical Society (1884)
Geographical Society (Scotland)
Graduate Heidelberg (Marburg) University 1885.
Felkin - 1853-1926
Graduate Edinburgh University 1884.
joined the Scottish Lodge of the Theosophical Society in
1886. Was a member of the Hermetic Order of the Golden
Dawn, the Stella Matutina, the Smaragdum Thalasses and was
Grand Master of the Ordo Tabulae Rotundae.
Felkin was a founder member of the Guild of St. Raphael in
initiated into Freemasonry at the Lodge of Edinburgh (Mary’s
Chapel) No.1,S.C. in 1907. Dr Felkin joined the S.R.I.A.
in 1907. Dr. W. Westcott (then) Supreme Magus appointed
him an inspector for Australasia, but it would seem that
he never exercised his duties in New Zealand.
Felkin was an Explorer, Missionary, expert on tropical
medicine, a mystic, and magician. He knew Livingstone the
Explorer, and Gordon of Khartoum.
wife and daughter ran the Smaragdum Thalasses at 'Whare
Ra' in Havelock North after his death.
Felkin is buried with his wife and daughter in the
Havelock North Cemetery (New Zealand) facing 'Whare Ra'.
additional biography of Dr. R.W. Felkin
by V.W.Fra. Ken Edney VIIº
follows on Page 2