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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.
Encourage - Engage - Excite

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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Awards Night.  The Society held its annual Awards Night on Monday 1st December. Congratulations to the award winners: Dr Donald Biddle (Life Membership) and Professor John Connell (Fellowship). We also congratulate our 2014 2nd year Student Prize Winners.  Many thanks to Professor Bruce Thom from the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists for his engaging talk on Geography: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

Chris Gibson

New editor appointed for Australian Geographer.  The GSNSW Council has endorsed the appointment of Professor Chris Gibson from the University of Wollongong as the incoming editor of the Society’s journal, Australian Geographer. Details here...

Meet the second year university student Award winners for 2013 Learn of their backgrounds and where they hope geography will take them in the future.  The Awards were presented at the Annual Prize Night on 2 December 2013 - details 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...


See our new video series Why Study Geography?


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



Last updated: 16 December 2014


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