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

News & Acknowledgements

Latest News & Acknowledgements

Plaque commemorating George Goyders line of rainfall South Australia

18 November 2022 | 10:33 pm

End of year closure

The Library and the Office will be closed from Friday 16 December 2022.  The Library will reopen on Tuesday 17 January 2023.  The Office will reopen on Wednesday 18 January 2023.  

Emails sent to admin@rgssa.org.au will be monitored periodically.

Iain Hay Taj Mahal

26 September 2022 | 10:33 pm

New Foundation Director

Society appoints Emeritus Professor Iain Hay as foundation Director.

Other News & Acknowledgements

3 August 2022 | 10:33 pm

RGSSA in the Channel 7 weekend news

If priceless antiquities are your passion, there could be a job waiting for you at the Mortlock Wing of the Adelaide Library. The Royal Geographical Society is looking for volunteers as it conserves a staggering collection that is uniquely South Australian.

3 August 2022 | 10:33 pm

Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Hilary Winchester AM

It is pleasing to note that former RGSSA Councillor (2009-2012) Emeritus Professor Hilary Patience Winchester (now at Fannie Bay NT 0820) received an AM on the Queen's Birthday 2022 Honours List: " For significant service to tertiary education, and to governance, committee and advisory roles.

3 August 2022 | 10:33 pm

John Lewis Awards Ceremony

The Society’s annual John Lewis Awards ceremony, recognising scholarly achievement in Geography in 2021, was held on the evening of 26 May 2022 at the Mortlock Library.

3 August 2022 | 10:33 pm

Dennis Shearing Bequest

The estate of the late Dennis David Shearing, member from 1995, has left the Society $18,000. The money will be applied to Society activities identified through the Society’s Strategic Implementation Committee for Council endorsement.

3 August 2022 | 10:33 pm

Bequest to RGGSA Library from the Estate of Gratton & Junelee Wheaton

Recently the Society has been pleased to receive a bequest from the estate of Gratton and Junelee Wheaton. It’s a tied bequest and is to put towards our project to install bespoke bookcases in the RGSSA library. Gratton and Junelee had significant involvement with the Society and this will be recognised with an appropriate plaque on one of the bookcases.