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Melbourne Salon - Nicolas Baudin’s Voyage to Australia and the Pursuit of Science

Thursday 25th August, 6.30-8.30 pm

The Oxford Scholar Hotel (Level 1), 427 Swanston St, Melbourne (RMIT University Tram Stop 7; Melbourne Central train station)

Professor John West-Sooby, University of Adelaide

It is a remarkable fact that, despite the political and institutional turmoil created in France by the 1789 Revolution, successive governments found the wherewithal to organise a number of major scientific expeditions during the decade or so that followed. One of the most ambitious of these scientific ventures was Nicolas Baudin’s voyage of discovery to the “Southern Lands” (1800-1804), which was approved and sponsored by Napoleon Bonaparte. This talk offers a fresh assessment of the scientific achievements of that voyage, and of some of the expedition’s key figures.

Cover charge (includes refreshments) $25. Bookings essential (limited places):

Book 'Roaming Freely Throughout the Universe'. Nicolas Baudin's voyage to Australia and the pursuit of science by Jean Fornasiero, John West-Sooby available for purchase here.

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