Voyages to the South Seas brings to life the courageous and often tragic voyages of Australia’s French explorers – Bougainville, Lapérouse, D’Entrecasteaux, Baudin, Freycinet, d’Urville and others.
This is the story of noble men impoverished by their passion, and unknowns who made their names through physical courage and intellectual achievement. It is the story of the young men who risked their lives for adventure and excitement but, above all, in the pursuit of scientific knowledge.
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