Cruising Division: ‘The Tasman Map’

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Cruising Division: ‘The Tasman Map’

February 2 - 6:20 pm-7:30 pm

We are pleased to welcome you back to the Club after the summer break with a presentation and dinner event in the Carabella Room.


Every visitor who passes through the vestibule of the Mitchell Library stops to admire the magnificent marble mosaic of the Tasman Map. The map is now on public display for the first time in 10 years at the ‘Maps of the Pacific’ exhibition at the State Library.

Over a period of only 40 years from 1606 to 1644, and based on 16 separate discoveries, the first map of Australia took shape and was not to change for another 125 years until the British explorer James Cook charted the east coast in 1770.

The story of these voyages of discovery and how the Mitchell Library managed to acquire this cartographic treasure will bring new recognition to an icon of both Dutch and Australian history.

Our Speaker

Ian Burnet grew up in South Gippsland and graduated with a degree in Geology and Geophysics from the University of Melbourne. He first went to work in Indonesia in 1968 as a young geologist and became fascinated by the diverse cultures and rich history of the archipelago.

Ian is the author of six books that relate to both maritime history, the spice trade and the Indonesian archipelago. These include ‘Spice Islands’, ‘East Indies’, ‘Archipelago’, ‘Where Australia Collides with Asia’, ‘The Tasman Map’. Ian’s his latest book is ‘Joseph Conrad’s Eastern Voyages’.

Event Details

Date: Wednesday 2 February
Time: 6:20pm
Venue: Carabella Room, followed by dinner
Cost: $85, includes two courses and wines.


This event is for Members and their guests.
Members can register via the form below.

Cruising Div 2 February


February 2
6:20 pm-7:30 pm
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Carabella Room


RSYS Reception
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