Australasian Hydrographic Society

Australian and New Zealand Map Society 44th Annual Conference

  • 07 Sep 2016
  • 09 Sep 2016
  • Wollongong, New South Wales

Encircled by sea, Australia and New Zealand share a common history of exploration and settlement along the coastal fringes. The 2016 conference will explore the European discovery and gradual mapping and settlement of Australia and New Zealand and the significant role explorers, surveyors and cartographers have played in shaping and documenting the changing coastal landscape over more than 200 years. 

The early bird rate for the  conference during 7-9 September, closes on August 1. Details on the conference and link for payment through Eventbrite can be found on ANZMAPS website along with a more detailed program with the daily schedule of papers.


The World for a King: Pierre Desceliers’ Map of 1550  - Chet Van Duzer 

An account the large and elaborately decorated manuscript world map made by the Norman cartographer Pierre Desceliers in 1550 (British Library and whether the map's large southern continent represents a "pre-discovery" of Australia.

Dirk Hartog’s landing in Western Australia (1616–2016): An Archaeological and Historical Context  - Dr Wendy van Duivenvoorde

This year marks the quadricentennial of the first confirmed European arrival in Western Australia.  Dr  van Duivenvoorde places Hartog and the Inscription plate into the broader setting of seventeenth century Dutch seafaring activities and exploration. 

James Cook’s use of the Running Survey - John Robson 

James Cook quickly mastered the use of running surveys during his time in Newfoundland waters. He then used it to great effect in the Southwest Pacific producing the charts of New Zealand (first voyage) and Vanuatu / New Hebrides (second voyage). 

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