Flinders Ranges
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
Walking with Warren

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Geography in the News

“New mineral is in class of its own.” An article from the Mineralogical Magazine in which University of Adelaide researcher Dr Peter Elliott describes a mineral named Putnisite, that has little in common with the world’s 4000 known specie of minerals.   More on this article and others like it here...
The Rare Book Discussion Group holds 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.  The next discussion will be on the 15th May on the subject of Book Binding featuring some of the brilliant examples in the Library such as the book "Egypt and Nubia" (above) by Belzoni. People wishing to attend should register through the button below.  A Gold coin donation from non-members.

Eventbrite - RGSSA Rare Book Discussion Group        
  The recent talk by Don Hopgood titled the  Development of
  the South Australian Railways in the 1920's
has been
  videoed and an edited version  is on YouTube at:-

  The full version is available through the Members' page and
  "Video and Audio Recordings".

Welcome to the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia.

The Society

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.  For more information see the tab "The Society".

Coming Events - 24th April

"The Kon-Tiki Expedition"  by Rick Flint and AGM

For more on the lecture program see here.
Sir Francis Drake  (Wikipedia)

Kathy's Blogspot - "Notable Dates & Books", covering:
(1) date of Sir Francis Drake's knighting & our rare 'Principal
     navigations" Hakluyt volumes, and
(2) Battle of Culloden & an unusual book by an officer who
     was with Bonnie Prince Charlie.
This and other blogs are based on 19th Century books held in the Society's collections.   Visit the website:-

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 "Egypt and Nubia" by  G Belzoni.  The following link will take you to some copies of the plates in the book. More.....
Cover of the book "Egypt and Nubia".