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Welcome to the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia.

Library Closes 17 December; Reopens 17/18 January 2022
Office Closes 17 December; Reopens 12 January 2022

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 for research and the study of geographical subjects and field activities. For more information see the tab ‘The Society’.

THE RGSSA LIBRARY

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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.

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GEOGRAPHICAL HERITAGE

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The Society has an interesting collection of relics pertaining to Australian explorers, some of which can be seen in the Library while others are held in storage. shown below are just a few of the items. A full list of the Society’s relics and artefacts can be found in this link.

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PUBLICATIONS

The Society publishes a Journal (annually), a newsletter (bi-monthly), and a range of guide books and other books relevant to SA geography.

The Newsletter and Journal are made available to members as part of their annual subscription.

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AWARDS & RESEARCH

The Society supports a number of awards and prizes to promote geographical education and research, and to recognise members’ efforts.  Since 1947 the Lewis family have been the main benefactors of the tax deductable Fund that provides many of the awards.

2021 Award Ceremony for 2020 winners in the Mortlock Wing

 

2020 Award Winners at 2021 Ceremony in the Mortlock Wing

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What’s New

RGSSA signs DORA Declaration to improve evaluation of research.

RGSSA’s Strategic Plan 2021-2025.

LECTURES
2022 Program coming soon.

2020-21 LECTURES online

UPCOMING EXCURSION
Excursion program complete for 2021

RARE BOOK GROUP

26 November – Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition 1891-92

Bookings essential via Eventbrite

FLINDERS RANGES WALKS APP

Download the App covering the content of the RGS Bush Walks which are copyright in Explore the Flinders Ranges (Edition 2).

Videos of Previous Lectures

Videos of previous lectures are available via YouTube.

Blogspot!

The Library blog site:  rgssa.blogspot.com.au.
Sharing our unique historical perspective to a digital age; through the pages of the RGSSA’s rare collection of books, maps, photographs, artworks and historical relics.

Please also refer to posts available from our previous blog site http://www.rgssamachupicchu.blogspot.com.au/