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Hedley, Charles (1914) Tasmanian relics in the Havre Museum. Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 81-82.

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Abstract

At the initiative of the Institute of France, the Government
of the day despatched a scientific exploring expedition
to Australasia. Under the command of Capt. Nicholas
Baudin, two vessels, the "Geographe" and the "Naturaliste,"
left Havre on the 19th October, 1800. After a voyage
of twenty thousand leagues the survivors arrived at
Lorient, 25th March, 1814. The mortality on these ships,
probably from scurvy, was frightful. The commander and
a considerable number of his officers died on the voyage,
while others were invalided at Mauritius.
The extensive and valuable collections procured by this
expedition furnished material for the chief scientific
authorities in France to work upon. For several decades
Cuvier, Valenciennes, Lamarck, Blainville, Dumeril, and
others continued to publish novelties discovered by Bau
din's expedition.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, Van Diemens Land, VDL, Hobart Town, natural sciences, proceedings, records
Journal or Publication Title: Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 81-82
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Additional Information:

In 1843 the Horticultural and Botanical Society of Van Diemen's Land was founded and became the Royal Society of Van Diemen's Land for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science in 1844. In 1855 its name changed to Royal Society of Tasmania for Horticulture, Botany, and the Advancement of Science. In 1911 the name was shortened to Royal Society of Tasmania.

Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2013 06:30
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017 00:59
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