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The Geographical Society of New South Wales is a professional society whose members are geography academics, teachers, practising geographers from both the public and private spheres, and other interested members of the public.
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The Society's mission is to encourage and promote geography in New South Wales and throughout Australia. The Society both engages and elevates geographical research, scholarship and education. The Society writes and encourages geographical submissions to appropriate authorities on environmental and social issues in Australia. The Society works to support geographical literacy, awareness and inspire enthusiasm for geography among the public in a globally connected world.

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Mac Holmes

MacDonald Holmes Medal Nominations Close 23 October 2015James Macdonald Holmes was McCaughey Professor of Geography at the University of Sydney during the period 1929 to 1961. To commemorate his achievements over these years, the Geographical Society together with the Geography Teachers’ Association awards, biennially, a medal bearing his portrait and name, to a person deemed to have made a distinguished contribution in the field of geographical education in Australia.  For more details including the nomination form please click here.


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New members - if you have never been a member of the GSNSW before we are offering a 50% discount on your first year of membership.  Hurry, join now.  For more details, click here.  To get your discount, please click here.




Taylor & Francis, the editors of Australian Geographer and the Society are delighted to announce the launch of the annual Geographical Society of NSW Award for the:
       * Best Paper by an Early Career Researcher in the Australian Geographer
       * Best Paper in the Australian Geographer
Details here...


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And the latest people events and issues making geographical news at Geography in the News page.



Last updated: $ April 2015


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