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Introduction / John West-Sooby -- Note on the Second Frank Horner Lecture / John West-Sooby -- The Globe Encompassed: France and Pacific Convergences in the Age of the Enlightenment / John Gascoigne -- The Abbé Paulmier's Mémoires and Early French Voyages in Search of Terra Australis / Margaret Sankey -- The Acquisitive Eye? French Observations in the Pacific from Bougainville to Baudin / Jean Fornasiero and John West-Sooby -- Discovering the Savage Senses: French and British Explorers' Encounters with Aboriginal People / Shino Konishi -- A Case of Peripheral Vision: Early Spanish and French Perceptions of the British Colony at Port Jackson / John West-Sooby -- New Creatures Made Known: Some Animal Histories of the Baudin Expedition / Stephanie Pfennigwerth -- Primitive race", "pure race", "brown race", "every race": Louis Freycinet's Understanding of Human Difference in Oceania / Nicole Starbuck -- Imperial Eyes on the Pacific Prize: French Visions of a Perfect Penal Colony in the South Seas / Jacqueline Dutton.
Includes bibliographical references.
"Discovery and Empire is a collection of essays originating out of a symposium that was held at the State Library of South Australia on 8 July 2009. The symposium formed one of the strands of the XVIIth Biennial Conference of the Australasian Association of European Historians (6-9 July 2009), the overall theme for which was 'Europe's Expansions and Contractions'."--Publisher's website.