France Australe: A Study of French Explorations and Attempts to Found a Penal Colony and Strategic Base in South Western Australia, 1503-1826

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Artlook Books, 1982 - Australia - 384 pages
Detailed account of all French expeditions to W.A. based on contemporary accounts and documents; includes numerous references to contact with Aborigines with reproductions of many sketches and paintings of Aboriginal camps and activities.

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For many years the history of Australia was Anglo-centric; although some regard was given to the Dutch accidental discovery of the western coast, Torres' fortuitous passage through the strait that ... Read full review


France and the early search for a route to the Indies
the French base established in the Atlantic Ocean in 1404
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