Welcome to the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia.

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.

 

2018 Award Ceremony at Government House

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What’s New


Next lecture:- 20th September 2018.

Seals of South Australia: biogeography, ecology and management by Prof. Simon Goldsworthy

For more on the lecture program see the program.

UPCOMING EXCURSIONS

Planetarium – 15 October

Wind Farms of the Mid North – 19 November

RARE BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

The Rare Book Discussion Group holds regular meetings throughout the year in the Society’s rooms.

Next discussion: A Journey Through Medical History on 27 September 2018.   Bookings essential.

FLINDERS WALKING TRAILS 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!

For the moment the RGS has 2 blogspots made up of a series of interesting stories drawn from the Library’s books by various cataloguers. The new one is rgssa.blogspot.com.au. The original one –   “From Machu Picchu to Darkest Africa at RGSSA”, http://www.rgssamachupicchu.blogspot.com.au/ is still accessable, but will be removed some time in the future.