Charles George Alexander Winnecke (1855-1902)
by Bruce W Strong RGSSA 2014. Soft cover 164pp includes appendix,
photos, maps and index RRP $19.95, Members $15.95
This accurate work of the life and achievements of one of the well known
Central Australia explorers was researched by Bruce Strong. Bruce has
published this book at his own expense with all proceeds being applied
to the Society’s aims.
Next blog on Discovering Asia is "The Race to the Spice Islands." Looks at Cornelis de Houtman and Jacob Cornelisz. van Neck and some more of the RGSSA's early volumes of travel narratives, including those of the De Bry brothers, "India Orientalis"
Visit the website:- http://rgssamachupicchu.
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 John Gould’s beautiful hand coloured book "The Birds of Australia (Vol.5)".
The following link will take you to some other pictures from the
Illustration from John Gould's book on birds.
Welcome to the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia.
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 Lecture- 21st May 2015
Saudi Arabia: expatriate life,
For more on the lecture program see here.
Videos and audio copies of past lectures will be found in the Members
Geography in the News
“Antarctic bases battle record ice”
Record Antarctic sea ice is forcing
scientists to consider relocating research bases. Satellite observations
show a new daily record being set for Antarctica sea ice every day for
the last two weeks. Annual records have also been broken every year for
the last three years. .
More on this article and others like it
The Rare Book Discussion Group holds regular
meetings throughout the year in the Society's rooms. The program is
in "Activities" in the main menu or can be accessed
here. The next discussion is on the 28th
of May at 1030 and about Bookbinding.
Why have books this age survived the constant use over the years, come along and find
out more as valuable volumes are examined and the mechanics of the bindings explained by an expert conservator.
This event is free for members of RGSSA.
Others are welcome to attend and tickets
are available for $10 a person. The
RGSSA welcomes new members
who wish to
contribute to the Society's success.
The Society's magazine GeoNews for April and May has been
issued and the Table of Contents can be found at the GeoNews tab or here