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Author Marchant, Leslie Ronald.

Title France Australe : the French search for the Southland and subsequent explorations and plans to found a penal colony and strategic base in south western Australia 1503-1826 / by Leslie R. Marchant
Edition [new edition]
Published Perth, W.A. : Scott Four Colour Print, [1998]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  994.101 Mar/Fat 1998  AVAILABLE
Description xv, 384 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents Machine generated contents note: PART I -- The Ancient Regime and western Australia -- Chapter 1: France and the early search for a route to the Indies down to Paulmier de Gonneville's voyage from 1503 to 1505. -- Chapter 2: French exploration, intellectual curiosity and utopian literature about Australia from Gonneville's return in 1505 down to Bouvet de Lozier's exploration in 1740. -- Chapter 3: Marion Dufresne's and Kerguelen - Tremarec's search for Gonneville Land, and St. Allouarn's survey of south western Australia in 1772. -- PART II -- Revolutionary France and western Australia -- Chapter 4: D'Entrecasteaux's survey of the south coast of western Australia in 1792. -- Chapter 5: Baudin and western Australia. Section 1: Origins of the mission and the survey of the south west coast by Hamelin and Baudin in 1801. -- Chapter 6: Baudin and western Australia. Section 2: Baudin and Hamelin's exploration of the Swan River and Shark Bay, and Baudin and Freycinet's exploration of King George Sound, Bunbury and Shark Bay in 1801 and 1803. -- PART III -- Restoration France and western Australia -- Chapter 7: Freycinet's further exploration of Shark Bay in 1801. -- Chapter 8: The transportation Committee of 1819 and Blosseville's plan for a penal colony in south western Australia from 1819 to 1826. -- Chapter 9: The French failure to settle western Australia and the shift of interest to New Zealand: the expeditions of Duperry, Bougainville and D'Urville between 1822 and 1826..Energy Website
Notes '...the main newness in the book lies with the maps and illustrations' -- p.ix
Illustrated with paintings and drawings of the time
Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliography and index
Subject Art, Colonial -- Australia.
Painting, Colonial -- Australia.
Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- French
Western Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- French.
Western Australia -- Discovery and exploration.
Western Australia -- History -- To 1829
LC no. 2001391069
ISBN 0958848718