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Magellanica: the Pacific after Magellan

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Magellanica: the Pacific after Magellan | Special event

Registration for this event includes transport to Canberra and return to Sydney via bus and two nights' accommodation at Kurrajong Hotel with breakfast.

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Magellanica: the Pacific after Magellan

Thursday, 10 September 2020
National Library of Australia, Canberra

A villain in the Philippines, arguably a traitor to Portugal and politically suspect in the eyes of the Spanish noblemen who manned his fleet, in death Ferdinand Magellan rose above it all to stand second to none as a navigator of the heroic age of European exploration. Yet Magellan could not have imagined the magnitude of the Pacific Ocean, which his men thought they would cross in a few days. The scientific and cartographic achievements of the expedition transformed knowledge of the southern skies, and generated ever more speculation about Pacific realms. Come relive Magellan’s contribution and reassess the immensity of the Pacific.

A post-conference special event at the National Library of Canberra departing on the afternoon of Wednesday, 9 September and returning on the afternoon of Friday, 11 September.

Following the seminar there will be a special viewing of National Library cartographic treasures.


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Chairman of organising committee

Maggie Patton | Manager, Research and Discovery, State Library of New South Wales
maggie.patton@sl.nsw.gov.au

Representing international partners

Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy AM DSc FRACP FRS(N)
robert.clancy181@gmail.com


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