The General: The Visits of the Expedition Led by Bruny D'Entrecasteaux to Tasmanian Waters in 1792 and 1793
Queen Victoria Museum, 1993 - Explorers - 379 pages
Account of the two visits made by the French expedition led by Bruny d'Entrecasteaux to Tasmania in 1792 and 1793 ; Chapter entitled "The Ethnographic Research in Tasmania" (pp.261-318) includes detailed observations about the way of life of Aboriginal Tasmanians prior to European settlement and records of the encounters between members of the French expedition and Aboriginal people.
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