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Voyage to Australia and the Pacific 1791-1793: Bruni d'Entrecasteaux
by chevalier d' Antoine Raymond Joseph de Bruni Entrecasteaux, Edward Duyker (Editor), Maryse Duyker (Editor)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0522849326, Hardcover)In 1791 Admiral Bruny d'Entrecasteaux sailed with two ships from France to search for his compatriot, the explorer La Pérouse, who was missing in the Pacific. Although d'Entrecasteaux failed to discover the fate of La Pérouse, and perished in the attempt, his voyage was more than a mere rescue mission. Between 1791 and 1793 the expedition made a number of significant geographical discoveries, including the Derwent estuary and the D'Entrecasteaux Channel between Bruny Island and mainland Tasmania, and Esperance Bay and the Archipelago of the Recherche in Western Australia. D'Entrecasteaux's voyage also yielded significant natural history collections and ethnographic observations, including some of the earliest recorded observations of the Aboriginal people of Tasmania and south-western Australia, and detailed accounts of the islands and peoples of the Pacific, including New Zealand, Tonga, New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands and New Guinea.
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