John McDouall Stuart Society

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Type of organisation: Community Service
Street number: 254
Street name: North
Street suffix: Terrace
Town or locality: Adelaide
Date established: 1964


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John McDouall Stuart Society

The John McDouall Stuart Society Incorporated was formed in Adelaide in 1964, to perpetuate the name and achievements of the surveyor and explorer, John McDouall Stuart, and his Companions. The patron is Dr Andrew Thomas. As Australia’s most recent explorer and only astronaut, Andy Thomas circumnavigated Earth in 1996 onboard the spacecraft Endeavour. He carried artefacts from Stuart’s 1861-62 crossing of the continent with him. Dr Thomas is connected to FG Waterhouse, naturalist on Stuart’s last expedition.

The Society is run by a voluntary committee and has members in Australia, Scotland, England and the USA. Besides newsletters, published articles & speeches, activities include field trips to significant historical sites associated with Stuart’s explorations, and other special events. Preservation, conservation and interpretation of these sites is another significant function of the Society. There is a social element at all functions.

The John McDouall Stuart Society’s Stuart Collection is housed on the first floor of the Adelaide Masonic Centre, 254 North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia. The Collection is essentially a self-guided display and is open during regular business hours. Phone the Adelaide Masonic Centre on 08 8223 1633, or contact the Stuart Society on 0400406320 or 0400003147

Please visit the John McDouall Stuart Society website by <clicking here>

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