Level 3 Mortlock Wing State Library of South Australia North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000

Rare Books Group

The RBG provides an opportunity for members to share their interest in the provenance and content of some of the fascinating items in our collection 

Rare Books Group (RBG)

Sessions are held in the Jervois Room, which is on the ground floor of the Mortlock Wing at the southern (North Terrace) end on the fourth Friday of the month.  The RBG has been running successfully since 2012 – it’s history has been captured by Jill Kerby.

This event is free for members of the RGSSA. Non-members are welcome to attend and tickets are available for $10 per person. The RGSSA welcomes new members who wish to make a contribution to the success of the society. There is a limit of 24 people at each meeting. 

Upcoming Rare Books Group

Forest Flora Banksia

27 April 2023 | 10:30 am

Rare Books Group

The Forest Flora of South Australia

The Forest Flora of South Australia, published 1883-1890, with special reference to artist Rosa Fiveash.

Matthew Flinders

25 May 2023 | 10:30 am

Rare Books Group

Matthew Flinders and his books

Matthew Flinders: books that he read, books that he wrote, and books that he inspired in his afterlife.

Exterior of state library of south australia

22 June 2023 | 10:30 am

Rare Books Group

The Society's Pamphlet collection

Explore some of the Society's large collection of pamphlets on a diverse range of topics.

Previous Rare Books Group