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Almost a French Australia: French – British Rivalry in the Southern Oceans

Bloomfield, Noelene; Raymond Hawkins


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Decades before the First Fleet, French ships were exploring large stretches of Australia. This Handsomely colour-illustrated book tells the story of intrepid French explorers who charted and named many regions, laid claim to the West Coast and, but for upheavals back in Europe, could have established a French colony in Australia. 190 p. : col. ill., col. maps, col. ports. ; 27 cm.  #0919/110122 Signed by Author. (Inscription)

French — Australia — History.  |  Explorers — France — History.  |  Australia — Discovery and exploration — French.  |  Australian

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AuthorBloomfield, Noelene; Raymond Hawkins
Number of pages190 p. : col. ill., col. maps, col. ports. ; 27 cm.
PublisherHalstead Press
Year Published2012
Book Condition


Binding Type

Hardcover in Dustjacket