Welcome to the Geographical Society of New South Wales

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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Vale Dr Donald Sydney Biddle, 1923 - 2022


Don passed away on Friday, 21 January at the age of 98. His service to both the GSNSW and Geography has been significant. As a humble but highly talented educator, Don’s teaching changed the lives of thousands of students at all levels – primary, secondary and tertiary – as well as teachers as an author, an external examiner, and as a Councillor of the GSNSW. 
Don was first nominated to Council in 1954. He served as the Society’s President twice; from 1969 to 1973, and again from 1979 to 1983.  He was awarded a Fellowship of the GSNSW in 1988 and he was awarded Life Membership of the Society in 2014. For many years, Don was editor of the GSNSW Newsletter.
Click here to read Bruce Ryan's tribute to Donald Sydney Biddle.