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Camino de Santiago: treading the ancient path to the end of the earth

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Camperdown, NSW 2006

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Join us for the final lecture in our 2017 Saturday series, Postcards from the Past, by Judy Roberts.

El Camino de Santiago, also known as the Way of St James, is a network of pilgrim ways to the shrine of St James in north-west Spain. It began in the ninth century as a religious pilgrimage to the relics of the apostle St James the Great, interred in the grand cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. The main pilgrimage way to Santiago follows a Roman trade route that continues from Santiago to the Atlantic coast of Galicia, ending at Cape Finisterre, the Roman end of the world.

In April and May 2017, Judy walked the Camino from St Jean Pied de Port in France, across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela, and then on to Finisterre – 37 days to walk 900 km. This talk explores the experience of being a modern-day pilgrim on this ancient path.


Judy Roberts, an archaeologist and avid traveller, leads small groups on cultural tours of Greece, Turkey and Cyprus. She was fascinated by the idea of treading an ancient path that so many before her had done – for over 1000 years. While not looking for healing or salvation, Judy embarked on the Camino with great anticipation.


This lecture series is sponsored by Academy Travel.

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