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RGSQ Special Interest Groups

Young Geographers' Group

 Yabba Creek, Queensland 2018

This group aims to build the student and young professional membership base of the society and to improve the engagement of younger members in society events. Future goals include a broader range of career networking or development activities and potentially extending the reach of the group to engage with and inspire high school aged students to consider geography as a future career pathway.

 A Facebook space in which tertiary geography students and early to mid-career professionals can socialise, network and explore career pathway opportunities.

Archive Group

 Members of the RGSQ at Canarvon Gorge, Qld 1937
The main objective of the archive group is to create, and establish an appropriate management regime for, the RGSQ's archives. Records,  documents, maps and artefacts date back from when the society was established in 1885. A recent independent study determined that there are a number of items in the collection of national significance and it is incumbent upon the society to preserve and record these for the benefit of the community.

The archives are not just about the official records of meetings; the aim is to include images, videos and memorabilia the 'voices' of the members who are the real story of the society

The group meets every Monday at 10:00 AM at Gregory House, Milton. Offers by members to help would be most welcome. Please contact the office for more information.

Library Group

Management of the RGSQ’s “Ken Sutton Memorial Library”. Members are welcome to come in to the RGSQ office and help. Please contact the RGSQ Office for further information.

Map Group

Map Group’s activities are a vibrant part of the Society. This special interest group (SIG) has a focus on maps and mapping related activities. The group meets monthly and hosts lectures, events including visits to institutions and map collections. Activities have included special mapping projects such as mapping parts of the Milton and Nundah suburbs as part of the Open Street Map project. External visits have included private tours of map collections in the National Library Canberra, War Memorial in Canberra and Queensland State Archives. The Map Group hosts its own internal lectures every two months with external guest speakers or members from within the Map Group. Lecture topics have included Interpreting Aviation Charts, Lidar in Digital Mapping, Map Making for Orienteering and the Role of Drones in Modern Geography.

Map Group meets each month February – December. We encourage anyone who has an interest in maps and mapping, whether historical or cutting-edge technology to join the Map Group. For more information contact mailto: or Bob Abnett on (07) 3820-2621.

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Tel 07 3368 2066
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