Describing the Australian coastline explored by Nicolas Baudin's expedition between 1801 and 1803, this text volume provides a parallel source of information to Matthew Flinders's surveys and publications made over the same period. After Baudin's death, responsibility for publishing the results of the expedition fell to Louis de Freycinet and zoologist Francois Peron. This volume forms part of the complete five volume voyage account.
The French scientists were particularly interested in the culture of the Indigenous people they encountered during the Baudin expedition. This picture shows a man from the west coast of Australia.