Australian and New Zealand Map Society Incorporated

ANZMapS promotes all aspects of cartography to a wide range of potential users. ANZMapS was created from the merger in March 2009, of the Australian Map Circle (formed 1973) and New Zealand Map Society (formed 1977). It is dedicated to exploring and developing the world of maps.

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ANZMapS, the Australian and New Zealand Map Society Incorporated, promotes all aspects of cartography to a wide range of potential users. ANZMapS was created from the merger in March 2009, of the Australian Map Circle (formed 1973) and New Zealand Map Society (formed 1977). It is dedicated to exploring and developing the world of maps.

Our membership includes map producers, librarians and curators, publishers, designers, GIS specialists, academics, researchers, and anyone with an interest in maps. ANZMapS publishes a journal, The Globe, and holds a conference each year on different aspects of map use and mapping.

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Field plan of movements of the military / G Frankland Surveyor General - Printed on behalf of the British House of Commons in 1831, Military operations against the aboriginal inhabitants of Van Diemen’s Land: Field Plan No.9, was acquired. Attributed to surveyor general George Frankland, it is a rare surviving attachment to the report of the ‘Black Line’ military operations in Southern Tasmania ordered by Governor Arthur in 1830. Source: State Library of NSW

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As part of our ANZMapS conference programme we will be including a Field trip on the Friday. The excursion will commence at 9.30 and will include a visit to the Science Centre & Planetarium, where we will be taking a tour of the cosmos with Astrophysicist Dr Stacey Palen. Cosmic Journey begins on Earth and then shifts to the most distant reaches of the universe. The show features images from NASA’s observatories and the Hubble Space Telescope and the Spiter Space … read more

The third Keynote speaker at our Annual conference in September will be Dr van Duivenvoorde who will be giving a presentation on Dirk Hartog’s landing in Western Australia (1616–2016): An Archaeological and Historical Context. This year marks the quadricentennial of the first confirmed European arrival in Western Australia. On 25 October 1616, Dutch skipper Dirk Hartog and his crew landed at the northern tip of what is known today as Cape Inscription on Dirk Hartog Island in Shark Bay.  One of the most … read more


Top Image Details:
•Hagstrom's map of the Pacific and the Far East [cartographic material] : on Mercator's projection by Hagstrom Company, (1945?).
•Guanchzhou (F-49-35): Kitaĭ provint︠s︡ii︠a︡ Guandun / Generalʹnyĭ shtab by Soviet Union. Sovetskai︠a︡ Armii︠a︡. Generalʹnyĭ shtab Совет Унион. Советская Армия. Генеральный штаб.
•Orbis terrarum typus de integro multis in locis emendatus/auctore Petro Plancio 1594 ; Ioannes de Duetecum iunior fecit [i.e. engraved by Jan van Doetecum].
•Geography: a map of the world in three section, describing the polar regions to the tropics in which are traced the tracks of Lord Mulgrave and Captain Cook towards the North & south Pole and the torrid zone or tropical regions with the new discoveries in the South Sea , [ca. 1795]a