Flinders Ranges

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The Royal Geographical Society of South Australia (RGSSA) is a voluntary, not-for-profit organisation for advancing geographical science and promoting public awareness and enjoyment of Geography and related topics. To this end, it provides an extensive library of antique, rare and current books, lectures on topical issues, awards to research and the study geographical subjects, and field activities.  For more information see the tab "The Society".

Lewis Prizes for 2015.  The John Lewis Prizes for academic achievement in 2015 were recently awarded at a ceremony at Government House.  The recipients were:-

Adelaide University
    Ella Langford,
    Alexandra Brooking-Carter,
    Ellyce Anderson,
    Xuchun Liu

Flinders University
    Lina Kubilius,
    Clare Stevenson,
    Issa Al Shamli,
    Paul Johnson

    Jack Steen

The August / September edition of GeoNews is out now.  See GeoNews page for contents.

Walking Trails Support Group has arranged the development
of an App for walking in the Flinders Ranges. It is based on the book "Explore the Flinders Ranges" and should be available through Google Play Store about the end of October 2016.

The RGSSA Library has a wide range of books, many of which have been acquired as part of the York Gate Collection.  (see Library / Book Collections) While much of the collection is about Australiana and natural history, there are many rare books on other topics.  

The book featured here and the Display Page is "A voyage to the Pacific Ocean : Undertaken by the command of His Majesty, for making discoveries in the Northern Hemisphere. Performed under the direction of Captains Cook, Clerke and Gore, in His Majesty's Ships the Resolution and Discovery. 1777." .

           Picture of one of the plates.

Coming Lecture - 20th October 2016

Ernest Shackelton, Frank Hurley and the Imperial Transantarctic (Endurance) Expedition (1914 - 1917)
by Alasdair McGregor

For more on the lecture program see here.

Exhibition in the Mortlock Library.

The Society has drawn on its achives to put on an ehibition called "Globalising Australia - Adelaide's Role in the 19th Century.  Challenging Communications, from 1836".  This looks at all forms of communication by private enterprise and Government over a period of great advances in technology.

Mortlock Library, Tuesday to Friday,  10am to 1pm.
Catalogue can be seen here.
The Rare Book Discussion Group holds regular meetings throughout the year in the Society's rooms.  The program is in "Activities" in the main menu or can be accessed here .  The October 27th meeting is on 16th & 17th Century engravings depicting travels to the Americas by European explorers.
The extent of the Society's collection can be found under the menu heading Library / Catalogue of Holdings.

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