Te Taki o Autahi-International Conference Slated for Feb 2008

Via MapHist, Michael Ross, Chairman of Te Taki o Autahi–Under the Southern Cross International Cartographic Conference, transmitted the following message:

The Organising Committee of “Te Taki o Autahi – Under the Southern Cross” International Cartographic Conference invite you to attend our conference in Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand, on February 10-13 2008. This conference is also the 26th International Symposium of the International Map Collectors Society.

The conference will focus on the cartography of the Southern Hemisphere, with four main streams: Polynesian navigation and mapping, the mapping of Antarctica, and Southern Hemisphere Celestial mapping, and other Southern Hemisphere cartographic topics.

The details of the joint Australian Map Circle, New Zealand Map Society, and International Map Collectors Society Conference can be found at:


Online secure registration and accommodation booking is available on the website: http://www.underthesoutherncross.org/html/register.html

The conference “Call for Papers” is now available at: http://www.underthesoutherncross.org/html/call_for_papers.html

Special post-conference tours can also be booked on line: http://www.underthesoutherncross.org/html/tours1.html

Speakers include: Dame Anne Salmond, Dr. Nick Kanas, Prof. Robert Clancy, Kirsten Seaver, Jack Thatcher, Helene Richard, John Robson, Dr Bill Richardson, John Manning, and Captain Phil Rivers.

Those of you so inclined will want to make your arrangements and save the date…