books

1772: The French Annexation of New Holland

1772: The French Annexation of New Holland

Click images below to enlarge:

1772: The French Annexation of New Holland

1772: The French Annexation of New Holland

$25.00 AUD incl. GST
No reviews yet. Write one!

Product Overview

Product No:
23475
Author:
Philippe Godard & Tugdual de Kerros
Publisher:
WA Museum
ISBN:
9781920843984
Edition:
First English Edition
Edition Date:
June 2009
Pages:
274
Size:
153 x 235 x 21 mm
Weight:
453 g
Format:
Paperback
Sales Rank:
19965 (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

The tale of Louis de Saint Alouarn.

The French - English rivalry in the 18th century set the backdrop for exploration in the Indian and Pacific oceans. In 1771, two young, ambitious, French naval officers and Breton nobles, Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen and his second-in-command Louis de Saint Alouarn, were given permission by the King of France, Louis XV, to undertake a voyage to discover and claim in the name of France, Terres Australes.

The expedition sailed into the southern most oceans in search of discovery, fame and glory. The extreme conditions, navigational problems, stormy seas and biting cold turned the journey into a disaster and the ships were separated. Louis de Saint Alouarn continued with his orders and on 30 March, 1772, the annexation of New Holland by France took place, on the northern most cliff of Dirk Hartog Island, overlooking Turtle Bay, off the coast of present day Western Australia.

1772: The French Annexation of New Holland by Philippe Godard and Tugdual de Kerros, is a story of this epic voyage; a retelling of a chapter of Australian history whose significance has failed to attract the recognition it deserves.

Current reviews for '1772: The French Annexation of New Holland'

No reviews yet, but you should totally write one. It's easy, just put some words and stuff in those boxes over there and everyone will be super happy.

Add a review for '1772: The French Annexation of New Holland'

Please try and write at least 20 words

Stuff You've Looked At Recently