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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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LECTURES
October 21 – Changes to the Mound Springs over the last 40 years – Colin Harris PSM

REGISTRATION essential via Eventbrite

2020-21 LECTURES online

UPCOMING EXCURSION

Coorong Adventure – 26 October 2021
Details available here.

RARE BOOK GROUP

24 September 2021 – Interaction Between Aborigines and Colonists
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/