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Welcome to the site for the 2020 conference on Mapping the Pacific hosted by the State Library of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Mapping the Pacific will examine the traditional wayfinding knowledge of the Pacific community, European exploration and the mapping of the Pacific from the early modern era through to the 19th century. The year 2020 is the 500th anniversary of Ferdinand Magellan’s entry into the Pacific and the 250th anniversary of James Cook’s extraordinary exploration and mapping of the Pacific.
The conference will be open to cartographers, geographers, historians, map collectors, curators and everyone with an interest in maps.
This conference is planned as a three-day event, commencing with an opening reception on the evening of 6 September at the State Library of New South Wales.
Further details on the conference program, optional tours and registration will be available soon.
The conference is being hosted by the State Library of New South Wales in collaboration with the Australian and New Zealand Map Society, the Society for the History of Discoveries and the International Map Collectors Society.
Enquiries should be directed to:
Chairman of Organising committee - Maggie Patton, Manager, Research and Discovery at the State Library of New South Wales
Representing International partners - Emeritus Professor Robert Clancy AM DSc FRACP FRS(N)