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
“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
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.
For more information see the tab "The Society".
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
This and other blogs are based on
19th Century books held in the Society's collections. Visit the website:-http://rgssamachupicchu.blogspot.com/
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.