Speleological Research Council Inc.


The Speleological Research Council Limited was formed in Sydney, Australia on 1st May 1964 by members of the Sydney University Speleological Society as a non-profit company limited by guarantee, with the following aims:

  1. To publish the results of scientific studies in all fields of speleology.
  2. To promote the exploration, surveying and scientific investigation and evaluation of caves and cave systems.

A number of Speleological publishing ventures, financial grants and assistance with projects were facilitated in the following years.

In 1974 the Speleological Research Council Limited agreed to support Helictite - Journal of Australasian Speleological Research with financial assistance and it published Volume 13 (1 issue) in 1975. The first 12 volumes of journal were published by Edward A. Lane from 1962 to 1974.

On 28th February 1976 SRC acquired full ownership and took over responsibility for the production of Volumes 14 to 35 from the original editors, Edward A. Lane and Aola M. Richards.

From 1976 to 1998 the Journal was edited by Julia James together with Guy Cox, Andrew Pavey, Alan Warild and Jane Dyson, and assisted by other members of the Speleological Research Council Limited.

On 11th June 1998 the Speleological Research Council Limited became the Speleological Research Council Inc. (in New South Wales) and went on to publish Volume 36. Susan White and Ken Grimes edited that volume.

After a successful motion at the Annual General Meeting and Special General Meeting held on 2nd August 2000, the Speleological Research Council Inc. was wound up in October 2000, with the ownership of Helictite and all assets to be passed to the Australian Speleological Federation Inc. in accordance with a mutually signed agreement.

SRC Publications


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