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

News & Acknowledgements

Latest News & Acknowledgements

Iain Hay Taj Mahal

7 August 2023 | 1:06 pm

RGSQ honours Professor Iain Hay

The Royal Geographical Society of Queensland has awarded their J.P. Thomson Medal for 2024 to Professor Iain Hay for "outstanding geographical scholarship and long-standing leadership of the geography profession." It is another wonderful honour bestowed on Iain in recognition of 35+ years of work.

There’s more details of the Medal itself at https://rgsq.org.au/prizes

Nixon map

19 May 2023 | 1:06 pm

Exhibition - Wonder how SA came into being?

Wonder how South Australia came into being and how Colonel Light’s survey shaped the new colony?
What happened?

Visit the Royal Geographical Society any Tuesday to Friday 10am to 1pm from May 2023 to explore this exhibition.

Other News & Acknowledgements

27 April 2023 | 1:06 pm

Society launches Treasures project

The Treasures project is an online display of some of the Society’s most wonderful books, maps, and artefacts. The first nine entries for the collection have been placed online and can be seen at https://rgssa.org.au/heritage/treasures. We have many more Treasures to add with the help of our very knowledgeable members!

26 February 2023 | 1:06 pm

GeoNight - 14 April 2023

At the invitation of the French National Geographical Committee, the RGSSA submitted a presentation for GeoNight 2023 which highlights geography and geographers, giving the greater public a chance to familiarise themselves with geographical concepts and studies, and to make geographical research more accessible. 

The RGSSA has provided presentations in 2021 and 2022. For 2023 a presentation prepared by Andrew Lothian on the subject, The Paradox of Beautiful Landscapes, was prepared and submitted. This may be viewed at: https://rgssa.org.au/documents/RGSSA-Beautiful-Landscapes.pdf

26 February 2023 | 1:06 pm

PS 'Marion' Cruise new date - 24 September 2023

The Captains have decided that, because of the floods, it will be too risky to take the boat up to Berri for the proposed 3 May trip. It is now booked to go up in September when there will again be the opportunity for us to do the cruise.  Bookings will open in August.  Members who expressed interest for the May date will be given first preference.

19 January 2023 | 1:06 pm

Map Digitisation project acquires a new scanner

Thanks to a generous grant from the History Fund and the efforts of one of our new Councillors, Roger Irvine, the Society has recently acquired a wide bodied printer and scanner which will allow the map digitisation project to proceed smoothly.

26 September 2022 | 1:06 pm

New Foundation Director

Society appoints Emeritus Professor Iain Hay as foundation Director.

3 August 2022 | 1:06 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 | 1:06 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 | 1:06 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 | 1:06 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.

3 August 2022 | 1:06 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.