State Library of South Australia

Marvellous Maps

Date: 10 August 2018 to 31 August 2018

Time: 1 to 2:30pm

Location: Bronwyn Halliday Learning Studio (in the Hub)

Note: Free entry, bookings essential. 2 sessions available.

Marvellous Maps SRG 507 8 5

A Live & Learn program | Discover the stories behind some of our South Australian maps, find out how to access them online, and go behind-the-scenes to the Map Collection in the Spence Wing.

Maps are wonderful things to look at. They tell stories of the land if you know what to look for. John McDouall Stuart's 1861 map pointed the way for Charles Todd's Overland Telegraph, while Goyder's Line in 1865 showed where not to farm. Detailed 19th century 'hundreds' maps are an invaluable resource for family historians, Among the other items we will look at are an 1838 shipboard diary with pen sketches of exotic lands and WH Edmunds' colourful road plans of the hills and metropolitan Adelaide from the 1920s and 40s.

As well as looking at the originals we will discover how to access them as digital images on the State Library's website and catalogue. Feel free to BYO device or use one of our Community Learning iPads.

We then visit the Mortlock Wing to see a range of maps and charts on display, and go behind-the-scenes to the Map Collection in the Spence Wing.

Image caption: Calvert Scientific Exploring Expedition [SRG 507/8/5]

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