Terry Krieg is a member of the Society and his latest book “Walking with Warren ” was launched by Warren’s daughter Alice Bonython at a standing-room only function in November 2013.
Self-published, the Recommended Retail Price is $39.95 but it is available to members for $36. It makes excellent reading
Geography in the News
“Beijing smog worsens, and solution out of sight". An article by China correspondent Scott Murdoch who lives a short walk from a giant sports field, the Workers Stadium, in Beijing .For the last five days from Mr Murdoch’s 11th floor flat the stadium has been invisible because the capital is shrouded in smelly fog that is creating the worst pollution on record.
More on this article and others like it here...
The Rare Book Discussion Group is holding regular
meetings throughout the year in the Society's rooms. The program is
located under "Activities" in the main menu or can be accessed
here. People wishing to attend should
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everyone. Registration can be made through the button below or on the
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Welcome to the Royal Geographical Society of South
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 to
research and the study geographical subjects, and field activities.
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Coming Events - 20th March
Coastal Pumping and Sand Management.
A field trip with Bob Tucker.
The HMS Investigator caught in ice by Samuel Gurney Cresswell.
The recent fiasco of a ship being stuck in the ice in the Antarctica
has inspired the latest blog on earlier polar expeditions from the books in the
RGSSA's Library. This and other blogs are based on
19th Century books held in the Society's collections. Visit the website:-http://rgssamachupicchu.blogspot.com/
Frontispiece of the book.
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. Featured here is a book of
"Picturesque Illustrations of Ancient Architecture in Hindostan" by
James Fergusson Esq., FRAS. The following link will take you to some
other copies of the plates in the book.