• Full Name:
    Dr Sylvanus James Magarey
  • Role:
    Registered practitioner
  • Occupation/s:
    Homœopath, medical practitioner
  • State:
    South Australia
  • Date first identified using homoeopathy in Australia:
[1850 – 1901]

Dr SJ Magarey was a son of Thomas Magarey. He gained his MB in Melbourne in 1873, and his MD and ChB in Melbourne in 1888. He became an Honorary Physician at the Adelaide Homœopathic Dispensary, and also one of the three homœopathic doctors at the Adelaide Children’s hospital (along with Dr Allan Campbell and his brother W.M. Campbell).


In 1875 he entered into partnership with Dr Andrew Miller in the Eagle Chambers in Pirie Street, Adelaide.


In 1876 there was an advertisement from Birks Chemists, stating that they were favoured by the patronage of Dr Magarey. (See details of the advertisement in the document on Homœopathic Pharmacies, Dispensaries & Manufacturers)


Dr Magarey wrote two publications:


“Our climate and infant mortality.” 1879.


“Most fatal diseases of infancy and childhood.” 1880.


He became Secretary and President of the South Australian Temperance Alliance, following in the footsteps of his father.


© Barbara Armstrong

  • Created:
    Tuesday, 22 March 2011
  • Last modified:
    Wednesday, 01 July 2015