Voyages To The South Seas

In Search of Terres Australes

Danielle Clode
Winner, Nettie Palmer for Non-Fiction, VIC Premier's Literary Awards, 2007
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Voyages To The South Seas

Published

1 April 2008

ISBN

9780522855425

Weight

420g

Size

199mm x 132mm

Imprint

Miegunyah Press

Voyages To The South Seas

In Search of Terres Australes

Danielle Clode
Winner, Nettie Palmer for Non-Fiction, VIC Premier's Literary Awards, 2007
Voyages to the South Seas is a swashbuckling adventure of ambition and discovery.

Through revolution and empire, war and bloodshed, France remained fascinated with Australia, sending expeditions of dedicated young men to explore the utopian Paradise of the Pacific and Australia to the frozen hell of Antarctica. Voyages to the South Seas reveals the true stories of explorers who risked, and often lost, their lives in pursuit of their passion. It is the story of noble men impoverished by their passion, nobodies made famous by courage and intellect and young men-and some women-who often risked their lives for adventure and excitement but above all, in the pursuit of knowledge and discovery.

This is Australia through French eyes-beautiful, mystifying, untouched nature-an Australia few Englishmen ever saw.

Through revolution and empire, war and bloodshed, France remained fascinated with Australia, sending expeditions of dedicated young men to explore the utopian Paradise of the Pacific and Australia to the frozen hell of Antarctica. Voyages to the South Seas reveals the true stories of explorers who risked, and often lost, their lives in pursuit of their passion. It is the story of noble men impoverished by their passion, nobodies made famous by courage and intellect and young men-and some women-who often risked their lives for adventure and excitement but above all, in the pursuit of knowledge and discovery.

This is Australia through French eyes-beautiful, mystifying, untouched nature-an Australia few Englishmen ever saw.

About the author

Danielle Clode

Danielle Clode lives on a bush block in the fire-prone foothills of the Kinglake Ranges. She is a researcher at the University of Melbourne who has held a number of prestigious fellowships, and is an award-winning author of Australian natural history.

About Danielle Clode

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