Level 3 Mortlock Wing State Library of South Australia North Terrace Adelaide SA 5000
Wr PXA Vol 6 p 140 Rev J Tenison Woods

Monthly Lecture


Roderick O'Brien

Roderick O’Brien has spoken to the RGSSA in the past. He has a copy of the first Geography book written by Tenison-Woods. There is some interesting history attached to it which relates to places, people or events that will be included on the SE Tour.

Image by Unknown author - State Library of New South Wales PXA 362 Vol 6, Public Domain

According to Wikipedia;

"Julian Edmund Tenison-Woods (15 November 1832 – 7 October 1889), commonly referred to as Father Woods, was an English Catholic priest and geologist who served in Australia. With Mary MacKillop, he co-founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart at Penola in 1866. .....Tenison-Woods' district contained many formations of geological interest. He kept in touch with other scientists and built up a library of scientific books. Tenison-Woods published his first book, Geological Observations in South Australia, in 1862.  His History of the Discovery and Exploration of Australia (London, 1865) in two volumes, and his serialized "Australian bibliography" in the Australian Monthly Magazine (1866–67), show Tenison-Woods' broad knowledge."

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Date and Time

18 April 2024
5:30 pm

Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building, State Library of SA, North Terrace, Adelaide

Members: $Gold coin
Non members: $10

Light refreshments from 5:00 pm