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

President's Message

Leigh Radford OAM

The Royal Geographical Society of South Australia Inc (RGSSA) was founded in Adelaide on 10 July 1885 for 'the advancement of geographical science, discovering the past, describing the present and promoting the future'. 

The Society's library and meeting room is located at the southern end of the Mortlock Wing of the State Library on the mezzanine level where it has been housed for over 100 years. Although a private collection, the Society's collection is discoverable through the State Library's catalogue and is available for use by members of the Society and the general public. 

The collection focus is Australian geography and exploration, but includes items dating back many centuries and is home to the relics of some notable explorers. 

I encourage everyone to explore and engage with the RGSSA to discover our past and to enrich our future through geography.

Leigh Radford OAM