French Lives in Australia (Publication Announcement)

This project was conceived by French Consul General Eric Berti, whose term in Australia is nearing its end. It has attracted strong support from ISFAR (Institute for the Study French-Australian Relations) and its journal The French Australian Review (previously Explorations), as well as a Melbourne publisher, Nick Walker, of Australian Scholarly Publishing.

The book (approx. 450 pages) is expected to appear some time in May 2015, at a recommended retail price of $39. It is currently offered at the pre-publication price of $25 per copy (or $20 per copy for wholesale orders of twenty copies or more). Postage to anywhere in Australia is $13.40 but copies ordered during the pre-publication period can be collected from the French consulates in Sydney or Melbourne or from the French embassy in Canberra. It can be ordered via ISFAR by writing to french.australian.review@gmail.com

 

CONTENT OF FRENCH LIVES IN AUSTRALIA

S.E. CHRISTOPHE LECOURTIER, AMBASSADOR OF FRANCE, Foreword

ERIC BERTI      Introduction

EDWARD DUYKER   on Père Receveur and botanist Labillardière

JOHN WEST-SOOBY, JEAN FORNASIERO and MARGARET SANKEY on Nicolas Baudin

KENNETH DUTTON   on Francis Barrallier, surveyor and cartographer

NEVILLE POTTER   on Nicolas Rossi, superintendent of police

MICHEL REYMOND on Joseph Bernard Reymond, rural pioneer

ROSLYN MAGUIRE  on Didier Joubert, pioneer of Hunters Hill

JACQUELINE DWYER   on Georges Playoust, wool-buyer

JOHN DRURY   on Berthe Mouchette, founder of the Melbourne Alliance française                                 and artist, and on her sister Marie Lion, artist

GEOFFROY de LASSUS   on Charles Phalempin, founder of the French bank in Australia

DIANNE REILLY   on Comte Lionel de Chabrillan, the first French Consul in                                                     Melbourne, and on Antoine-Julien Fauchery, miner and photographer

WALLACE KIRSOP   on Francis de Castelnau, scientist and consul general

ERIC BERTI   on Georges Biard, consul general of France in Sydney

PATRICIA CLANCY  on Céleste de Chabrillan, courtesan, consul’s wife and author

ELAINE LEWIS   on Léon Caron, conductor, composer and violinist

MAURICE BLACKMAN     on Paul Wenz, author and grazier

ERIC BERTI   on Jacques Playoust, French-Australian poilu

PETER BROWN   on Augustine Soubeiran, educator and WW1 fund-raiser

COLIN NETTELBECK  on Charlotte Crivelli, WW1 fund-raiser

MARGARET BARRETT  on André Brenac, Leader of the Free French in Australia

STEPHANIE ANDERSON  on Narcisse Pelletier, the castaway

TOM LOCKLEY and ERIC BERTI on Maurice Guillaux, aviation pioneer

CAROLE ROUSSEL  on Pierre Roussel, Founder of the Botany Bay Lapérouse Museum

IVAN BARKO and COLIN NETTELBECK, Afterword

IVAN BARKO and ERIC BERTI, List of French Consuls and Ambassadors in Australia (1842–2015)

 

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