Book review: Jean Fornasiero & John West-Sooby, 'French Designs on Colonial New South Wales', Prof. John Ramsland
A lengthy title, but for a magnificently appointed book. It not only provides a translation of Péron’s memoir for the first time, but insightfully explores every relevant nook and cranny of colonial history of the period. The book is considerably enhanced by art works and contemporary maps, particularly those by Charles-Alexandre Lesueur held in the Museum of Natural History, Le Havre. There are engravings by Francis Jukes and others of the time. The majority of art works are little known in the English-speaking world.