Te Taki o Autahi - Under the Southern Cross International Cartographic Conference

02/10/2008 9:00 am
02/13/2008 5:00 pm


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 conference will be held in Te Papa Tongarewa the Museum of New Zealand, sited on Wellington’s spectacular waterfront.

The conference hotel, and many other hotels are situated within a short walking distance of the conference venue.


Preliminary Conference Program

Sunday February 10 - Welcome
Welcoming Reception
Full and half-day tours of Wellington and the surrounding countryside will be available before, during and after the conference.

Monday February 11 -Polynesian Navigation
Conference Opening
Michael Ross - Te Taki o Autahi - Under the Southern Cross
Dame Anne Salmond - Island Cartographers in the South Pacific
Jack Thatcher - Navigating Te Moana nui ā Kiwa
Papers, presentations, site visits and tours
The Mapping of Antarctica - Map Exhibition Opening and cocktail function.

Tuesday February 12 – The Mapping of Antarctica
Prof. Robert Clancy - The Mapping of Antarctica
Dr. Ross Marshall - The Russian Explorations
John Manning - Mapping a Stateless Continent
Kirsten A. Seaver - Countenance and Profit: Cartography's Useful Twins
Papers, presentations, site visits and tours
A Taste of NZ – A New Zealand Food and Wine experience at the famous BackBencher Hotel

Wednesday February 13 - Under the Southern Cross
Dr. Nick Kanas – The Celestial Mapping of the Southern Skies
Dr. W.A.R Richardson - Was Australia charted before 1606? -The Java La Grande Inscriptions
John Robson - Cartographers with Cook: the cartographic output of men who sailed to New Zealand with Captain James Cook
Captain Phil Rivers – The 1421 Myth
John Brock - The First Chart Maker Under The Southern Cross - Willem Blaeu's Celestial Globe of 1602?
Papers, presentations, site visits and tours
Conference Close
Annual General Meetings of the Australian Map Circle and the NZ Map Society
Under the Southern Cross – the Conference Dinner, preceded by drinks

More information: http://www.underthesoutherncross.org/