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Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia

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RoySocPic1.jpgThe Royal Society of South Australia is a Learned Society whose interest is in Science, particularly, but not only, of South Australia. The current interests of members are chiefly in the fields of botany, zoology, biochemistry, geology, geomorphology, palaeontology, geophysics, anthropology, biophysics, soil science and environmental science.

In 2004, the South Australian Museum and the Royal Society of South Australia became partners in Southern Scientific Press. This led to the amalgamation of their two professional journals. The Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia now incorporates the Records of the South Australian Museum.

The Editor, Dr Oliver Mayo, welcomes submission of papers in these fields and in other areas of fundamental science such as meteorology, genetics and epidemiology which have not often been covered in the transactions.

Papers commenting on previously published work are welcome providing they contain new data. The Transactions also publishes a small number of scientific papers with a largely historical focus because they have a particular interest to South Australia.

Instructions to Authors are available as a pdf -  click here.

The Transactions are now produced electronically and in paper copy. The titles and abstracts of current and recent papers can be accessed at Ingenta Connect.

Financial members receive the Transactions as part of their subscriptions. However, financial members and subscribers need a password to access the full articles. Please contact the Society to arrange access.

pdfs of articles in both the Transactions and Records of the South Australian Museum up to 2005 are available on-line from

Some of the older issues of the Transactions are obtainable from the Biodiversity Heritage Library

Non-members and Institutional costs for 2010 are:

Australia                                                                      Overseas

Print only $210                                    Print only $255
Electronic only $190                             Electronic only $215
Both $240                                           Both $285


Most back numbers of the Transactions are available, price $5 per issue picked up or $10 posted in Australia. Complete sets of indices to the Transactions for 1877-1989, with cross-referenced key terms, may be purchased for $40.

Two volumes of Memoirs were issued between 1899 and 1912. Prices available on request.

Occasional Publications

Ideas & Endeavours: a History of the Natural Sciences in South Australia, published 1986, retail price $10 (wholesale price $7.50).

Natural History of the Adelaide Region, published 1976, reprinted 1988, retail price $22 (w/s $13).

Natural History of Eyre Peninsula, published 1985, retail price $25.00 (w/s $15).

Natural History of the Flinders Ranges, published 1996, retail price $33 (w/s $19).

Natural History of Kangaroo Island, second edition, published 2002, retail price $33 (w/s $19).

Natural History of the North East Deserts, published 1990, retail price $33 (w/s $19).

Natural History of the South East, published 1983, reprinted 1995, retail price $22 (w/s $13).

Natural History of Gulf St Vincent, published 2008. Member's price $80, retail $120 (w/s $80)

Natural History of Riverland and Murraylands, published 2009. Member's price $70, retail $100 (w/s $70)

The latest volume in the Natural History series, the Natural History of Spencer Gulf, has been published.

Price $60, Members $50. GST included. Post & handling $14.

Please email the Honorary Treasurer for a copy of the order form.

All prices are quoted in Australian currency, and include GST. Postage must be added if not otherwise indicated. Cost of postage to overseas destinations available on request. Orders should be addressed to the Honorary Treasurer, Royal Society of South Australia Inc, c/- South Australian Museum, North Terrace, SA, Australia, 5000.