Secondhand. Good condition. Ex library copy with external stickers removed. Date due slip on inside title page. Wear to book edges and corners. Some puckering of front cover laminate were stickers have been removed. Book is clean. Binding and interior are excellent.
For a long time the French presence in Australia remained understated, yet French nationals were present from the very beginning of the colonial period. Their contribution to the European discovery of the country and to its economic, cultural and social development was significant.
This book tells the stories of twenty-four leading French figures in Australia who contributed to the rapprochement between the two countries - Pere Receveur, Jaques-Julien Houtou de Labillardiere, Nicholas Baudin, Francis Barrallier, Francis-Nicholas Rossi, Joseph Bernard Reymond, Didier Numa Joubert, Georges Playoust, Berthe Mouchette, Marie Lion, Charles Phalempin, Comte Lionel de Chabrillan, Francis de Castelnau, Georges Biard d'Aunet, Celeste de Chambrillan, Antione Julien Fauchery, Leon Caron, Paul Wenz, Jacques Playoust, Augustine Soubeiran, Charlotte Crivelli, Andre Brenac, Narcisse Pelletier, Maurice Guillaux and Piere Roussel.(back cover)