Level 3 Mortlock Wing State Library of South Australia North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000
RBG October 2023

Rare Books Group

Ibn Battuta (1304 -1369) Arab traveller, geographer, explorer and scholar

Rod Shearing and Dick Wilson

Ibn Battuta was a Berber from Morocco who, in the fourteenth century, spent 30 years travelling the world.

Ibn Battuta's accounts record 117,000km of travel, more than five times that attributed to Marco Polo. He can probably be regarded as the greatest traveller of all time. In this Rare Books session, Rod Shearing and Dick Wilson will tell the story of Ibn Battuta and explore material from the collection relating to him and his journeys.

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Date and Time

19 October 2023
10:30 am

Jervois Room, Mortlock Building, State Library of South Australia

Members: $Gold coin
Non members: $10