Expéditions d’Entrecasteaux et Baudin

Translated title of the contribution: Expeditions d'Entrecasteaux and Baudin

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The Entrecasteaux (1791-1793) and Baudin (1800-1804) expeditions been two French scientific trips. The first left under the authority of the Constituent Assembly and of King Louis XVI, and the second under that of Bonaparte during the Consulate. The instructions assigned to Antoine Bruny d'Entrecasteaux the dual mission "to search for the buildings of the Sieur de La Pérouse*, whose government had no news, and of take “a journey of research and discovery”, then to Nicolas Baudinto "cause in detail the coasts of the south-west, west and northern New Holland, some of which are still completely unknown
Translated title of the contributionExpeditions d'Entrecasteaux and Baudin
Original languageFrench
Title of host publicationL’essentiel pour comprendre L’Australie
EditorsPeter Brown, Jean-Yves Faberon
Place of PublicationFrance
PublisherMaison de la Mélanésie – Paul de Deckker
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9782955890332
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • expedition
  • government
  • research
  • discovery


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