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Rare Book Discussion Group

Royal Geographical Society of South Australia

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 from 6:15 pm to 7:15 pm

Rare Book Discussion Group

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RGSSA Members 24/10/2018 Free $0.00
Non-Members 24/10/2018 $10.00 $0.00
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Please Note:    Special Time of 6.15pm.

 

History of Setlement in South Australia

Wednesday 24th October at 6.15pm

 

The Rare Book Discussion Group welcomes South Australian Surveyor General Michael Burdett to present the October meeting at the special time of 6.15pm.  Michael will use several volumes of plans from the 1870s, covering the Principal Portions of the Settled Districts in the Province of South Australia.

These plans show proposed facilities that came and went as the State’s fortunes ebbed and flowed through government and private investment.

Dont forget, this event will be a sundowner at the special time of 6.15pm.

 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

Wednesday, 24 October 2018 from 6:15 pm to 7:15 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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