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J.S.C. Dumont d'Urville.  Commandant l'Expedition de l'Astrolabe
J.S.C. Dumont d'Urville.  Commandant l'Expedition de l'Astrolabe
J.S.C. Dumont d'Urville.  Commandant l'Expedition de l'Astrolabe

J.S.C. Dumont d'Urville. Commandant l'Expedition de l'Astrolabe, c. 1833

Antoine Maurin
Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2009

J. D'Urville
J. D'Urville
J. D'Urville

J. D'Urville, n.d.

Antoine Maurin, Emile Lassalle
Portrait, lithograph on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

JH Roy Rousel
JH Roy Rousel
JH Roy Rousel

JH Roy Rousel, 1915

Teslar Studios
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on brown cardboard presentation mount

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Richard King 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

J.H. Roy Rousel
J.H. Roy Rousel
J.H. Roy Rousel

J.H. Roy Rousel, 1915

Appleby Studio
Portrait, gelatin silver photograph on brown cardboard presentation mount

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Richard King 2008
Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program

Jules de Blosseville
Jules de Blosseville
Jules de Blosseville

Jules de Blosseville, c. 1830

François Jacques Dequevauvillier
Portrait, steel engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2014

La Perouse
La Perouse
La Perouse

La Perouse, 1830s

Thomas Woolnoth, William Mackenzie, Glasgow, Edinburgh, London & New York
Portrait, engraving on paper

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Gift of Ted and Gina Gregg 2012

Portrait of Henry Kendall
Portrait of Henry Kendall
Portrait of Henry Kendall

Portrait of Henry Kendall, c. 1890-1894

S. Milbourn Jnr
Portrait, albumen silver photograph on cabinet card

Collection: National Portrait Gallery
Purchased 2008

Louis XVI giving final instructions to the Comte de La Perouse, c. 1785

Sea legged frogs

Magazine article by Joanna Gilmour, 2011

Joanna Gilmour describes some of the stories of the individuals and incidents that define French exploration of Australia and the Pacific.

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