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Explorer in Residence

This is a journey about maps and map making, about exploration and research, about settlement and places. From the great unknown Southern Land to Antarctica, the moon and stars to the vast outback…..what stories can a map tell you???

When: Sunday, August 13 2017. 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: The State Library of South Australia
North Terrace, Adelaide, SA, 5062
Topic: Space and astronomy, Innovation and technology
Cost: Free
Bookings: 08 8207 7626
Other: Wheelchair access

The State Library of South Australia is the custodian in preserving stories and collection treasures of the State’ s journey from colony to the modern day. Our Explorer will take you on a journey of discovery about innovation and science research, about exploration and adventure through stories drawn from the collections of the State Library.

From a 1626 map of the great “Southern Land” to the moon, stars and galaxies, from indigenous tracks to space travel, from the colony’s early explorers to Colonel William Light, John McDouall Stuart and Goyder’s Line……our Explorer will show you how maps (and diaries, globes, atlases) have shaped and guided pathways across the ages.

A unique perspective on collections at the State Library. Weekend family activities will include a shared map making activity.

Contact details:

Sue Mikkelsen
State Library of South Australia
Phone: 0476 590 555

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