Societas Rosicruciana in Anglia

Province of New Zealand

Dr, Robert Felkin 1853-1926


Felkin College is named after Dr. Robert William Felkin

He was a member of:-

  • British Medical Society

  • Royal Geographical Society (1884)

  • Royal Geographical Society (Scotland)

  • Anthropological Society

  • Ethnological Society (Germany)

Medical Graduate Edinburgh University 1884

Medical Graduate Heidelberg (Marbueg) University 1885

He joined the Scottish Lodge of the Theosophical Society in 1886, was a member of the Hermetic Order of thr Golden Dawn, the Stella Matutina, Smaragdum Thalasses and was Grand Master of the Ordo Tabulae Rotundae.

Dr. Felkin was a founder member of the Guild of St. Raphael in 1915

He was initiated into Freemasonry at the lodge of Edinburgh (Mary Chapel) in 1907.  Dr. Felkin joined the S.R.I.A. in 1907.  Dr. Westcott (then) Supreme Magus appointed him an Inspector for Austrialasia but it would seem that he never exercised his duties in New Zealand.

Robert Felkin was an explorer, Missionary, expert in tropical medicine, Mystic and Magician.  He knew Livingstone the explorer and Gordon of Khartoum.

With his wife and daughter ran the Smaragdum Thalasses at Whare Ra until his death.

Dr. Felkin is buried with his wife and daughter in the Havelock North Cemetery (New Zealand) facing Whare Ra.

An additional Biography of Dr. Felkin

by V.W.Fra. Ken Edney

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