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 Thursday 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

Robert Dettman Wall map

28 March 2024 | 10:30 am

Rare Books Group

The RGSSA Treasures project progress report

The Treasures Project was initiated in early 2023 with the aim of showing the public - and members - some of the remarkable items in the RGSSA library collection.

Churchill Nieuhoff Voyages 03

23 May 2024 | 10:30 am

Rare Books Group

Churchill's 'Voyages and Travels'

In 1704, Awnsham and John Churchill published 4 volumes that were the first English translations of European explorations also including English works that “for their excellency and scarceness, deserved to be reprinted”.  These comprehensive volumes contained maps, engravings, and descriptions from voyages to much of the New World over the preceding two centuries.


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