Newsletter # 112

In this issue: ANZMapS AGM: Elections of officers for 2012-13/How to subscribe to the member e-mail list/Welcome to new members/News from the National Library of Australia/News from the State Library of New South Wales / News from the National Library of New Zealand/Coming events, recent publications and other items of interest. [Minutes of ANZMapS AGM …

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Cook’s Treasures seminar, National Library

On Friday 24 February, The National Library hosted a seminar, Cook’s Treasures, for an across the board exploration of Cook’s influence on Australian and South Pacific history. Keynote speaker Professor Iain McCalman delivered the 2012 Kenneth Binns Lecture, ‘Captain Cook’s Environmental Crisis on the Great Barrier Reef’. Over 100 guests enjoyed presentations by ANZMapS member …

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ANZMapS joint conference with IMTA and MSIA, July 8-10, 2012

For the first time the organisations that represent the enthusiasts, practitioners and the business of everything to do with maps are coming together to stage the Brisbane International Geospatial Forum, “Global Connections through Mapping, at the State Library Queensland July 8-10, 2012. BIGF Call for papers Brisbane 2012 conference brochure

Conference highlight – Muller’s map, Tabula moderna alterius hemispherius, 1525

The keynote speaker at the 2011 ANZMapS conference was Frederik Muller, who gave a presentation on the first map documenting Magellan’s sighting of the Southland and sailing of the Pacific, Fries’ Tabula moderna alterius hemispherius, 1525. Following the presentation a nmber of attendees requested a copy of Fries’ Tabula moderna alterius hemispherius, 1525 . The …

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Congratulations to Dr Jan Tent, recipient of the 2011 Dorothy Prescott Prize.

The Prize is awarded for the outstanding paper at each Australian and New Zealand Map Society conference. There were many excellent papers presented at the Sydney conference, 24-27 May at the State Library of NSW, making the panel’s choice this year a very difficult one. Dr Jan Tent is a linguist at the Department of …

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Launch of "Early Navigators of Bass Strait" (ENBS)

Official launch of the map Early Navigators of Bass Strait at the State Library of Victoria, Thursday 7th April, 6pm. The map and educational resource will be launched by Emeritus Professor Victor Prescott, and the Surveyor-General of Victoria, John E. Tulloch. The map will be available from Information Victoria bookshop http://www.bookshop.vic.gov.au/ Land Victoria will also …

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