The French explorers and the Aboriginal Australians 1772-1839
Dyer, Colin L
St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2005.
Opens a fascinating window - and a fresh perspective - on the early European exploration of Australia. These French explorers and scientists kept journals, many of which, until very recently, remained obscure and untranslated. Their cultural insights are invaluable, sometimes shocking and always engaging.