In 1933, in Sweden, Björn, Alvar, and Arvid Kjellström invented the first-ever liquid-filled compass, and the Silva story began. Not only was it the first compass of its kind, but it also set the global standard for how navigation works. Still to this day, Sweden is synonymous with the Silva compass. With a variety of compasses for hiking, orienteering, and marine use that has been refined over the past 85 years Silva compasses ensure accurate navigation whether you are on land or at sea, day and night. Although Silva produces a range of compasses that can be used globally, the compasses we stock are zoned MS (magnetic south region) so are suitable for use in Australia and New Zealand.