RGSSALibraryCatalogue

RGSSALibraryCatalogue
RGSSA Library Catalogue

Monday, 29 February 2016

RGSSA Event Program for 2016





ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF
SOUTH AUSTRALIA Inc.

Founded in Adelaide
10 July 1885

2016 Program

Patron
His Excellency
Hieu Van Le Ao
Governor of South Australia
vernor of South Australia
















[image: The Mortlock Wing of the State Library of South Australia houses the RGSSA Collection] 




The object of the Society is to promote the understanding of geography among its members and the community.  Some of its activities include:
Coach tours, day and weekend excursions
Monthly talks on geographical topics
Publication of an annual SA Geographical Journal and bi-monthly newsletter (GeoNews)
Other occasional publications including South Australian regional guides


MONTHLY MEETINGS
Please note that most lectures are generally held in the Goodman Lecture Theatre, Ground floor Goodman Building, Hackney Road; within the Botanic Gardens (enter and park in Hackney Road car parks).
NOTE: All meetings are on a Thursday at 5.30pm, unless stated otherwise.

Thursday, 18th February, 5.30pm
'Great Artesian Bore Capping'
Goodman Lecture Theatre

Thursday, 17th March, 5.30pm
'S.A's Desert Rivers'
Richard Mancini
Goodman Lecture Theatre

Thursday, 21st April, 5.30pm
'Roonka Station and the Overlanders'
Kerrin Walsh
and RGSSA Annual General Meeting
Goodman Lecture Theatre

Thursday, 19th May, 5:30pm
'A Future Plan for the Development of Adelaide'
Stephen Haines
Goodman Lecture Theatre

Monday May TBA 5.00pm
RGSSA Awards by invitation
Government House

Thursday, 16th June, 5.30pm
Brock Lecture
'Dry Stone Walls of S.A.'
Bruce Munday
Goodman Lecture Theatre

Thursday, 21st July, 5.30pm
'The demise of Whaling in the Southern Ocean'
Dr Catherine Kempler
Goodman Lecture Theatre

Thursday, 18th August, 5.30pm
'The decline of the American Forests'
Goodman Lecture Theatre

Thursday, 15 th September, 5.30pm
'George French Angas'
Dr Philip Jones
Goodman Lecture Theatre

Thursday, 20th October, 5.30pm
'Ernest Shackleton or James F. Hurley'
Alasdair McGregor
Goodman Lecture Theatre

Thursday, 17 th November, 5.30pm
'East Africa since independence'
Don Young
Goodman Lecture Theatre

Online Lectures are available through the members portal on our website.

FIELD TRIPS/ EVENTS
Proposed events include:

• North Terrace Walk
• Turretfield
• Penwortham

EXHIBITION FOR 2016 - May to July


Further details for all ‘2016 Program Events’

will be advised in GeoNews and www.rgssa.org.au.      


FLINDERS RANGES BUSH WALKS - MAINTENANCE PROGRAM 2016
We accomplished all we set out to do in 2015. In 2016 emphasis will be placed on the northern walks which have been affected by rain in recent years. We need to clear the way! In open country it is not always obvious where shrubs begin to encroach.
All hands welcome for any of the sessions.

Southern Flinders Ranges – 2 May to 13 May
• Mount Brown and Dutchman Stern
• accommodation at The Dutchman – 300 km north of Adelaide
• timing and accommodation – to be confirmed

Central Flinders Ranges – 13 June to 24 June
• Wilcolo, Bunyeroo Gorge, Yuluna, Aroona-Youngoona, Trezona, Wilkawillina
• accommodation at Oraparinna Shearers Quarters, Flinders Ranges National Park – 500 km north of Adelaide
• timing and accommodation – confirmed

Northern Flinders – possible 4 July to 22 July
• Italowie, Balcanoona Creek, Monarch Mine, Oppaminda-Nudlamutana, Mawson Spriggina, Acacia Ridge, Bararranna and Terrapinna Tors
• camping at Hamilton Creek Monday 4 to Sunday 10 July to be confirmed
• accommodation at Balcanoona Shearers Quarters Monday 11 July to
Friday 22 July – confirmed

Dates are tentative: see GeoNews or contact RGSSA office for updates.


RARE BOOKS Group contact the RGSSA office or our web site for further details. Meets 4th Thursday at 10:30am in the rooms. Experience publishing formats from 1482.
http://www.rgssa.org.au/Rare_Book_Disc.htm


CHRISTMAS DINNER
Thursday, 8th December 2016
Venue: Naval Military and Air force Club, Adelaide 6:30 for 7:00pm
Mark this in your diary now.

Further details for all ‘2016 Program Events’

will be advised in GeoNews and www.rgssa.org.au 


THE LIBRARY
The Library of the Society is located in the Mortlock Wing of the State Library of South Australia (as pictured above).

Special Features
Rare Books: including twenty seven books published before 1599. The oldest is a beautifully bound version of Ptolemy's Geographia (1482).

Over 200 manuscripts: including a number of Australian explorer's diaries, eighteen original George French Angas watercolours and three manuscripts of Sir Joseph banks including his 1766 Newfoundland diary.

Over 800 maps: including many South Australian maps which provide a
record of discovery, exploration and settlement.

Periodicals: including the journals of most Australian geographical, historical and Royal societies, the Linnean Society from 1791 and RGS London from 1831.

Pictorial collection: over 2,000 photographs, paintings and drawings including Francis Younghusband's 'lost' photographs of Tibet.

Artefacts/ relics: collection includes Colonel Light's brass surveying level.

Most Library items catalogued at:
http://www.rgssa.org.au/Catalogue.htm


MEMBERSHIP: The Society is always interested in welcoming new members or volunteers: all enquiries to the Office Manager.
Teachers: Lecture attendance CPD certificates available.
For information about membership:
http://www.rgssa.org.au/Membership.htm


CONTACT DETAILS
To visit the Society's Library and Office:

Library:
Email: library@rgssa.org.au
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday –
10.00am to 1.00pm
Phone: 08 8207 7266

Office: Telephone Tues (staffed) & Thurs (online)
10:00am to 1:00pm
Phone 08 8207 7265
(Answer phones 24 hrs)
Email: admin@rgssa.org.au
Postal address: PO Box 3661, Rundle Mall
Adelaide SA 5000

Website:www.rgssa.org.au

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posted by Sandra Thompson
Remote cataloguer for the RGSSA