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LE GEOGRAPHE

Michel Larochec 1990

Australian National Maritime Museum

Australian National Maritime Museum

This model at a scale of 1:48 represents the French corvette LE GEOGRAPHE. Nicolas Baudin sailed from France in command of LE GEOGRAPHE and LE NATURALISTE on a scientific expedition to Australia in October 1800. In the course of three years he carried out surveys of Australia's coast and collected a wide variety of natural history specimens. The expedition was much handicapped by constant political tensions and Baudin died of tuberculosis while returning to France in 1803. As a result he was unable to defend his reputation and his expedition results were largely overshadowed in the turmoil of Napoleon's planned invasion of England.

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  • Title: LE GEOGRAPHE
  • Creator: Michel Laroche
  • Date: c 1990
  • Location: Tarana
  • Type: Ship model
  • Significance: This model represents the French exploration ship LE GEOGRAPHE and highlights its role surveying Australia's coast under Nicolas Baudin. This expedition resulted in the earliest publication of a complete chart of Australia's coastline.
  • See institution's online collections: http://www.anmm.gov.au/collections
  • Medium: Bone, brass and wood.
  • Dimensions: 525 x 635 mm, 5.2 kg
  • Credit line: ANMM Collection
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