RGSSA Library Catalogue

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

RGSSA Event Program for 2017





Founded in Adelaide
10 July 1885

2017 Program


His Excellency

Hieu Van Le Ao

Governor of South Australia

[image: The Mortlock Wing of the State Library of South Australia houses the RGSSA Collection] 

The object of the Society is to promote the understanding of geography among its members and the community.  Some of its activities include:
Coach tours, day and weekend excursions
Monthly talks on geographical topics
Publication of an annual SA Geographical Journal and bi-monthly newsletter (GeoNews)
Other occasional publications including South Australian regional guides

The Society is always interested in welcoming new members or volunteers
All enquiries to the Office Manager
Teachers: Lecture attendance CPD certificates available
For information about membership refer to the website

Lectures and talks are held in St Andrews Parish Centre
 43 Church Terrace, Walkerville  
For parking at the Centre, enter and park off Fuller Street car park 
NOTE: All meetings are on a Thursday at 5:30 pm unless stated otherwise
Please always check the listed venues and times with the Society

Thursday 16th February
'Lake Eyre Basin'
Richard Kingsford
St Andrew's Centre

Thursday 16th March, 5:30 pm
'Shorebird Conservation in the Adelaide Region'
Tony Flaherty
St Andrew's Centre

Thursday 20th April, 5:30 pm
RGSSA Annual General Meeting
'Arid Recovery: innovation and conservation'
Katherine Tuft
St Andrew's Centre

Thursday 25th May, 5:30 pm
'Why has our former colony, PNG, disappeared from Australia’s conversation?'
Sean Dorney
St Andrew's Centre

Monday, May TBA, 5:00 pm
RGSSA Awards by invitation
Government House?

Thursday 15th June, 5:30 pm
Brock Lecture
'The many lives of Sir Hubert Wilkins'
Jeff Maynard
St Andrew's Centre

Thursday 20th July, 5:30 pm
Janis Sheldrick
St Andrew's Centre

Thursday 17th August, 5:30 pm
'Conserving whales and dolphins in the 21st century'
Dr Catherine Kemper
St Andrew's Centre Theatre

Thursday 21st September, 5:30 pm
'Human space flight – my personal experiences'
Andrew Thomas NASA
(see below * this popular event must be booked)
St Andrew's Centre

Thursday 19th October, 5:30 pm
‘The Irish in South Australia'
Susan Arthure
St Andrew's Centre

Thursday 16th November, 5:30 pm
'Scenic beauty – can it be measured and mapped?'
Andrew Lothian
St Andrew's Centre            

Online Lectures are available through the members portal on our website 


Thursday 7th December 2017
Venue: TBA
6:30 for 7:00 pm
Please mark this in your Diary


May to June
'Images of the World – from Roman times to the digital age'


*Meet Australia's first NASA astronaut
Andrew Thomas
21st September 2017 at 5:30 pm
Numbers are limited and restricted to members only 
Please pre-book through our website or the Society's office


Proposed events to be advised

Meets in the Society's rooms at 10:30 am 
on the 4th Thursday of the month
Experience publishing formats from AD374
For further details contact the Society directly or through our website

[Please see the blog post for all information on the 2017 program] 

 Search on "Flinders Ranges Walks"
for this  logo in Google Store


      Eight weeks during winter 2016 saw us complete most of the allotted tasks. There were minor disruptions on account of rain, but all taken in good spirit. In 2017 we will look at the possibilities of GPS guided walks, and improvements to the RGSSA Flinders Ranges Walks App.
[More information about the new app is on the website's home page ]
All hands welcome for any of the sessions

Southern Flinders Ranges
1 May – 12 May
Mt Brown and Dutchman's Stern
Accommodation at The Dutchman HS – 300 km north of Adelaide –timing and accommodation – confirmed

Central Flinders Ranges
12 June – 23 June
Wilcolo, Bunyeroo Gorge, Yuluna, Aroona-Youngoona, Trezona, Wilkawillina
Accommodation at Oraparinna Shearer's Quarters, Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park – 500 km North of Adelaide – timing and accommodation confirmed

Northern Flinders Ranges
27 July – 4 August
Italowie, Balcanoona Creek, Monarch Mine, Oppaminda-Nudlamutana, Mawson-Spriggina, Acacia Ridge, Bararranna, Terrapinna Tors
Possible 2-3 nights camp at Terrapinna during the period
All other accommodation at Balcanoona Shearer's Quarters – 600 km north of Adelaide –timing and accommodation confirmed

See the GeoNews or contact the RGSSA office
for updates and more information
Further details for all '2017 Program Events' will be advised in GeoNews and www.rgssa.org.au


The Library of the Society is located in the Mortlock Wing of the State Library of South Australia (as pictured above).

Special Features 
Rare Books: including twenty seven books published before 1599. The oldest is a beautifully bound version of Ptolemy's Geographia (1482). 
Over 200 manuscripts: including a number of Australian explorer's diaries, eighteen original George French Angas watercolours and three manuscripts of Sir Joseph banks including his 1766 Newfoundland diary. 
Over 800 maps: including many South Australian maps which provide a record of discovery, exploration and settlement.

Periodicals: including the journals of most Australian geographical, historical and Royal societies, the Linnean Society from 1791 and RGS London from 1831.

Pictorial collection: over 2,000 photographs, paintings and drawings including Francis Younghusband's 'lost' photographs of Tibet. 

Artefacts/ relics: collection includes Colonel Light's brass surveying level.

Most Library items catalogued at: www.rgssa.org.au/Catalogue.htm

Library enquires: library@rgssa.org.au 
Telephone: 08 8207 7265
Staffed Tuesday  from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Thurs (on-line)
Answer machine operates 24 hours
Email: admin@rgssa.org.au
Postal address: 
PO Box 3661, Rundle Mall
Adelaide S.A. 5000


posted by Sandra Thompson
RGSSA remote cataloguer 

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