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Biographical entry Bruny d'Entrecasteaux, Joseph-Antoine Raymond (1739 - 1793)

Born
1739
Aix, France
Died
20 July 1793
at sea
Occupation
Explorer and Naval commander

Summary

Joseph-Antoine Raymond Bruny d'Entrecasteaux commanded a French expedition consisting of the vessels "Recherche" and "Esperance" which visited Australia and the Pacific in search of La Perouse (1791- 1793). Naturalists on the voyage included J.J.H. Labillardiere and C.A.G. Riche. He joined the navy at 15, served in seven years war, in peace served in Mediterranean and Indian Oceans. Appointed commander of the Indian Station of the French navy in 1786, later appointed governor of Ile de France and Ile Bourbon, Indian Ocean.

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Joseph Antoine Bruni d' Entrecasteaux - Records, 1789 - 1794, B1213-60; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Johnson, Dianne, Bruny d'Entrecasteaux and his Encounter with Tasmanian Aborigines: from Provence to Recherche Bay, Blue Mountain Education and Research Trust, Lawson, N.S.W., 2012, 121 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Carr, S. G. M. and Carr, D. J., 'A charmed life: the collections of Labillardiere', in Carr, D. J. and Carr, S. G. M. (eds), People and plants in Australia, Academic Press, Sydney, 1981, pp. 79-115. Details
  • Marchant, Leslie R., 'Bruny D'Entrecasteaux, Joseph-Antoine Raymond (1739-1793) admiral and navigator', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 1, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966, pp. 171-172. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010155b.htm. Details
  • Mulvaney, John, 'Meeting the Tasmanians', in Mulvaney, John and Tyndale-Biscoe, Hugh (eds), Rediscovering Recherche Bay, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia for the National Academies Forum, Canberra, 2007, pp. 59-68. Details

Journal Articles

  • Harrison, Carol E., 'Projections of the Revolutionary Nation: French Expeditions in the Pacific, 1791-1803', Osiris, vol. 24, 2009, pp. 33-52. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Mulvaney, John and Tyndale-Biscoe, Hugh (eds), Rediscovering Recherche Bay, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia for the National Academies Forum, Canberra, 2007, 156 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.