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Secret garden at Recherche Bay - 1792 / F.K. Jouffroy-Gauja, J.P. Beaulieu, J.C. Donatowicz
Bib ID 7049778
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Jouffroy-Gauja, Françoise Kyou, author
 
Edition First edition 
Description [Hobart, Tasmania] : Ancient Art of the South Seas, 2016 
©2015 
96 pages : illustrations (some colour), facsimiles (some colour), black and white maps, black and white portraits ; 26 cm 
ISBN 9782953563559 (paperback)
Summary

The book describes in detail the story of Felix Lahaye (a gardener with the French expedition under Rear-Admiral d’Entrecasteaux) and the garden he created at Recherche Bay in 1792. In 2003, a stone structure matching the approximate description and location of this hidden French garden was unearthed. Although it turned out in fact not to be the vegetable garden, the discovery widened the interest in, and some conflict over, the historical area. The book details a history of the area, the garden, and Lahaye’s work, through extensive research into the records and the handwritten diaries of Lahaye himself.

Notes

"First edition February 2016." -- Title page verso.

Includes bibliographic references (pages 95-96)

Subjects Delahaye, Felix, 1767-1829 -- Travel -- Tasmania -- Recherche Bay.  |  Entrecasteaux, Antoine Raymond Joseph de Bruni, chevalier d', 1737-1793 -- Travel -- Tasmania -- Recherche Bay.  |  La Billardière, Jacques-Julien Houtou de, 1755-1834 -- Travel -- Tasmania -- Recherche Bay.  |  Recherche (Ship)  |  Espérance (Ship)  |  Gardeners -- France -- History.  |  Gardens, French -- Tasmania -- Recherche Bay.  |  Historic gardens -- Tasmania -- Recherche Bay.  |  Botany -- Tasmania -- History.  |  Archaeology -- Tasmania -- Recherche Bay.  |  French -- Travel -- Tasmania -- History -- 18th century.  |  Aboriginal Tasmanians -- First contact with Europeans.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Botany.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Ecology.  |  Plants.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Health and medicine.  |  Settlement and contacts - French.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers - European.  |  Food - Plants.  |  Health - Treatments - Traditional.  |  Economic sectors - Agriculture and horticulture - Gardening.  |  Recherche Bay (Tas.) -- Discovery and exploration -- French.  |  Recherche Bay (Tas.) -- Antiquities -- Management.  |  Tasmania (Tas)  |  Recherche Bay (SE Tas SK55-08)  |  Van Diemen Gulf (SC52-16, SC 53-13, SD53-01, SD52-04)  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Beaulieu, Jean-Philippe, author  |  Donatowicz, Jadzia Cécile, author

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