The Magazine of the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia.
The Society regularly publishes two periodicals. The
South Australian Geographical Journal
every year and contains research papers on the geography of South Australia.
GeoNews is the other. Both magazines are provided to members as part of the membership.
published four times a year, and has articles on South Australia and Society
events. Copies of the previous year's editions can be viewed on the
The first issue of GeoNews features the story of William Coulthard and
his tragic death in 1858 while exploring west of Port Augusta. His last
poignant thoughts, before succumbing to thirst, are scratched on the side of
his water canteen. The canteen is housed in the Society’s relic collection.
Other issues of GeoNews include articles on many notable people including
Madigan, Hurley, Todd, Stuart etc. as well as those of lesser fame.
Reference to May 2000 issue will lead to a series on women travellers in
Contents of the June / July 2016 edition
Retiring and New Councilors 2016
From the Editor
July Lecture - Dr Norman Ethrington - South Australia's Endangered Heritage
August Lecture - David Bass - The Decline of the Amrican Forests
Summary of April Talk by Joc Schmiechen
Summary of May Talk by Stephen Haines
Change of Program Speaker in September
Come to Ethiopia and be Seven Years Younger
The Art of Science - Baudin's Voyage 1800 - 1804
Australian Geography Teachers' Association Conference January
Rare Book Discussion Grouop - Hans Gnodtke
Friends of Parks Forum Steering Committee
Rare Book Discussion Group Meeting Dates
GeoNews article enquiries should be directed to the library to email@example.com
Many of the contributions from members have been outstanding and cover both current and historical topics allied to geography in the broadest sense. The editor can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org
GeoNews was first published in 1994 and there is now a large index of
over 7,000 entries, which can be searched and is printable as a PDF (500+
Click here to view the database index .
Examples of searches:-
7 (Blessed Maria Ellen MacKillop (January
) was an
who together with
Father J.T. Woods
Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart
McDouall-Stuart, John, 20 (John Mc Douall-Stuart was the first European person to successfully cross
Australia from North to South and return safely with all expedition members.
Mallee 30 (Mallee, the name given to areas of Australian bush comprising woody plants
that grow with multiple stems from underground
31 (Captain Matthew Flinders the first English navigator
to successfully map the
the southern coast of Australia, (1802-3.)
(Due to the nature of the index, single word or single phrase searches are
the best ways of retrieving all references)