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AGM for 2018

An outcome from the AGM of the 19th of April is that there is a new President - Leigh Radford and a new Treasurer - Paul Bartley. 

The outgoing President has served the Society for a record number of years - thanks Rod.
The Location SA Map Viewer is a comprehensive suite of datasets on infrastructure, utilities, land use, water, business, industry, transport and other items. An interesting display of data in its own right. Link :- SA Map Viewer.

The RGS has a blogspot which has a series of interesting stories drawn from the Library's books by various cataloguers. Called  "From Machu Picchu to Darkest Africa at RGSSA", check it out at :-

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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 discussion on the 26th of April will be "The Silver that turned to Gold" by Chris Durant. This is the story behind the publication of books on colonial matters by S W Silver & Co.

The extent of the Society's collection can be found under the menu heading Library / Catalogue of Holdings.  

Welcome to the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia.

The Society

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".

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 "Zee Atlas" by Arnold Colom and published in 1658. This was one of the largest sea atlases of its time and had 17 maps.  It was not meant for navigation but for libraries and commercial offices.

Next lecture:- 17th May 2018. 

Extreme Events in Australia's Geological Past that you Never Knew Existed by Dr Tom Raimondo.

For more on the lecture program see here.