The French Annexation of New Holland
by Philippe Godard

Publisher: Western Australian Museum

Publication Date: June 01, 2009

ISBN: 9781920843984

Binding: Paperback

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The French?English rivalry in the 18th century set the backdrop for exploration in the Indian and Pacific oceans. In 1771, two young, ambitious, French naval officers and Breton nobles, Yves-Joseph de Kerguelen and his second-in-command Louis de Saint Alo?arn, were given permission by the King of France, Louis XV, to undertake a voyage to discover and claim in the name of France, Terres Australes.