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A voyage of discovery to the southern hemisphere, performed by order of the Emperor Napoleon during the years 1801,1802,1803 and 1804, [volume 1] / prepared for the press by M.F. Peron
Bib ID 2773332
Format BookBook
Peron, Francois, 1775-1810
Uniform Title Voyage de decouvertes aux Terres Australes. English
Description North Melbourne, Vic. : Marsh Walsh, 1975 
314 pages, 2 fold.leaves of plates : illustrations ; 22cm. 
ISBN 0909342040

Account of the Baudin Expedition of exploration to Australia 1801-1804; p. 58, exploration in Geographe Bay, WA, 1801 - encounters with Aborigines, p.62, description of a "mystery" site (see also p.208), occupation of the forests, huts, diet, wells, confrontation and attempts at friendship; p.160 brief reference to the Aborigines of the Shark Bay region; p.173 D'Entrecasteaux Channel, Tasmania, 1802- encounter with Aboriginal family - young girl Oure-Oure, description of canoes and camp, shellfish meal, French singing, charcoal body adornment, material culture, exchange, burning; p.184 Bruny Island - encounter with a large party - wrestling match spearing and other attacks - p. 186 problem of men in a state of nature; p.196 encounter with party of women, body adornment and physical condition - scaring from violence, singing, dancing and mimicry, fishing and the distribution of food, gender roles and relations, meeting with Arra-Maida, discarding of gifts; p.206 Maria Island - discovery and description of graves; p.208 speculation on nature as the origin of religion, burning the dead and social behaviour -WA monuments; p.216 Oyster Bay encounter - general description of the group, establishment of the explorer's sex, meeting Bara Ourou, language elicitation, do not embrace, changeable character, strength tests; p.291 Aboriginal fear of the Blue Mountains; p.311 further notes on strength tests.


Facsimile reprint. Translation of volume 1 only.


Limited edition of 350 numbered copies.

Translated from the French. Originally published, London: Richard Phillips, 1809.

Cited In

Ferguson, J.A. Bibliography of Australia, 485

Subjects Peron, Francois, 1775-1810.  |  Australia. Scientific expeditions. Voyages, 1801-1804, by Peron, Francois, 1775-1810. Early works. Facsimiles.  |  Scientific expeditions.  |  Technology - Utensils.  |  Habitation.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers - European.  |  Race relations - Violent.  |  Fishing.  |  Social behaviour.  |  Body - Decoration.  |  Race relations.  |  Subsistence and economy.  |  Weapons - Spears.  |  Race relations - Representation.  |  Sites - Mortuary sites and cemeteries.  |  Food - Preparation - Cooking.  |  Music.  |  Trade and exchange.  |  Technology - Bags.  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration.  |  Sydney map area (NSW SI56-05)  |  Bruny Island (SE Tas SK55-08)  |  Blue Mountains (W Sydney NSW SI56-05)  |  Maria Island (E Tas SK55-06)  |  Busselton / Geographe Bay (SW WA SI50-05)  |  Tasmania (Tas)  |  Oyster Bay (E Tas SK55-06)  |  South West Western Australia (SW WA SH50, SI50)  |  Shark Bay map area (WA Gascoyne / Murchison SG49-08)


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