Event held on April 18

Event cancelled: World Trade Routes Define the Map: Our Story

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Event runs from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM


This event has been cancelled. Join ADFAS Camden (Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies), in this months’ lecture World Trade Routes Define the Map: Our Story given by lecturer Prof. Emeritus, Robert Clancy. The European discovery of Australia was a consequence of this evolving trade route network and no contemporary document better illustrates these findings than do maps. This lecture traces the way Trade has forged Western understanding of The World, with a particular focus on the Spice Islands and the accidental discovery of Australia. Robert Clancy has collected maps of Terra Australis for 40 years, as decorative documents of history – with special interest in Australia and Antarctica. Seeing maps as a way of illustrating and understanding the past, he has written four books on historic cartography and lectures and writes widely on a variety of cartographic topics. He was awarded membership to the Order of Australia for contributions to historic cartography and immunology and was recently made a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW (FRSN). Due to current advice on public gatherings, please contact the host of this event to confirm it is proceeding as planned. Entry Cost Adult $30 - Includes light refreshments and wine. Student $15