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Rare Book Discussion Group

Royal Geographical Society of South Australia

Thursday, 24 August 2017 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Rare Book Discussion Group

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RGSSA Members 24/08/2017 Free $0.00
Non-Members 24/08/2017 $10.00 $0.00
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  Ethiopia, the search for Prester John,

and exotic Emperors

24th August 2017

Maps from the 16th to 18th centuries suggest that to Europeans of those times Ethiopia was more of a concept than a country. The few adventurers who penetrated its formidable highlands were not permitted to leave.

 Efforts by Portuguese Jesuits to convert the Ethiopians to Catholicism ignored the fact that they had been Christians since 341 AD. Later British visitors gave accounts of their encounters with some of Ethiopia’s colourful and idiosyncratic Emperors.

The Rare Book Discussion Group meetings are held in a small group environment (maximum of 24) and draw on the resources of the internationally acclaimed library collection of the Royal Geographical Society of SA.  Why not join us and get up close to this wonderful collection?

This event is free for members of the RGSSA.  Non-members are welcome to attend and tickets are available for $10 per person.  Book on line through this site.  The RGSSA welcomes new members who wish to make a contribution to the success of the Society.

Have questions about Rare Book Discussion Group? Contact Royal Geographical Society of South Australia

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Mortlock Wing
State Library of SA
North Terrace
Adelaide, SA 5000
Australia

Thursday, 24 August 2017 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm


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Royal Geographical Society of South Australia

 

The inaugural meeting of the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia was held in the Adelaide Town Hall on the 22nd October 1885. The founders of the RGSSA set ambitious goals for the Society, sponsoring outback expeditions and purchasing treasures to set in place the foundation of a great library collection. They established a tradition that has been a source of inspiration for members for over one hundred years.

 

The founders saw the Society taking on an educational role, disseminating knowledge by means of public lectures, publications, and the collection of records for research. That a small volunteer society could achieve so much may be surprising, but it is indicative of the enthusiasm and dedication of its members.

 

 Members of the public are welcome to participate in Society activities. Please visit our web site www.rgssa.org.au or drop in to the RGSSA office in the Mortlock wing of the State Library of South Australia.

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