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.
GeoNews is a magazine for members and is
published four times a year, and has articles on South Australia and Society
It is available in an electronic version in the Members page, sent by email or Australia Post.
Both the Journal and GeoNews are provided to members as part of their
membership. From time to time the society also publishes books on
specific subjects and reprints books and maps from its collection.
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
GeoNews article enquiries should be directed to the library to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 admin@.rgssa.org.au
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)