Flinders Ranges
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 book shown here is being written from the archives of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, about a "collection of 50 extraordinary people, whose lives have touched the Society in many ways". This included Sir Herbert Wilkins. The author is the writer-in-residence at the RSGS and the book will sell for 25 Pounds. The link to the RGS is:- The Great Horizon.

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 first discussion for 2018 will be "The Society's Artwork" by the Society's President, Rod Shearing, OAM.

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:- 15th March 2018. 

An Insight into ancient cultural heritage - Easter Island and Peru by Joc Schmiecen

For more on the lecture program see here.