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Perth, Scott/the Author Second edition - hard cover, printed boards Fully REVISED and UPDATED from the first edition (which was never reprinted), this book remains the definitive work of the French contribution to the discovery and settlement (by Britain) of Western Australia. Many new and historical colour plates and maps only add to this outstanding book of historical importance. 243 x 162mm., pp. xv, 384, b/w & col. plates, maps, biblio., index. H/cover, papered bds (cased & sewn) - without d.j. as issued. NO INSCRIPTIONS, two med. indentations on back board. VG+ ISBN: 0958848718 Date: 1998. Perth, Scott/the Author ISBN 0958848718 9780958848718 [AU]
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Marchant, Leslie Ronald
ISBN10: 0958848718, ISBN13: 9780958848718, [publisher: Scott Four Colour Print, Perth, W.A.] Hardcover Very Good Condition with some shelf wear and some slight darkening to Page Edges from age and handling. Includes bibliography and index. 1998. 8vo., (Perth, Scott Four Colour Print) Second Edition, pictorial endpapers; pictorial boards, revised version of the original edition of 1982. Laminated boards, maps, colour and b&w illust., pp. xv, 384. 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 carries his name, and French activity in the late 1700s and early 1800s, the focus has been on Cook's discovery of eastern Australia, the first settlement with convicts by the English, the mapping of the coastline by Flinders and the subsequent settlement around the rim of the island. This landmark book looks at the story from the French perspective. The author delved into many of the French archives, revealing any details of voyages of scientific and navigational discovery by de Gonneville, de Lozier, Dufresne, Baudin, Hamelin, D'Entrecastreaux, Freycinet, Bouganville and D'Urville. Firstly, the hunt for search for the southern land, then the missed opportunities of Baudin and the remarkable activities led by Hamelin in mapping and exploring the southwest of western Australia and Shark Bay, and finally the se ...
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