The French Australian Review – No 60 Australian Winter 2016
IVAN BARKO, Foreword
MARILYNE BRUN, MARILYNE BRUN, Towards a History of Australian Studies in France
This is a comprehensive review of the history and present state of Australian studies in French universities.
Keywords: Australian studies, staffing structures and administrative procedures of French universities, Australianists, colonial studies, Commonwealth studies, financial support
THIERRY VINCENT, A Forgotten Collector of Australian Ethnographic Objects in the Muséum d’histoire naturelle of Le Havre: Eugène Delessert
This article explores the fortunes of Aboriginal objects collected by Eugène Delessert during his travels in the South Pacific in the middle of the nineteenth century. They were acquired by the Museum of Natural History in Le Havre, an institution with many links to Australia.
Keywords: Eugène Delessert, Aboriginal artifacts, World War II, Le Havre, Muséum d’histoire naturelle, cultural heritage
MARGARET BARRETT, Charles Lancial: Vichy Consul and French Patriot
Drawing on hitherto unknown sources, this biographical essay of Charles Lancial, French Consul in Melbourne, loyal to Marshall Pétain’s Vichy government, demonstrates that both Lancial’s motivation and his behaviour were more complex than has been thought.
Keywords: Charles Lancial, Jean Trémoulet, Vichy French State, Marshall Pétain, Free French Movement, Department of External Affairs, National Archives of Australia
IAN LAURIE, Philippe Beaussant, Former Lecturer in French in an Australian University, Member of the Académie française (1930–2016), Obituary
KENNETH DUTTON, Keith John Goesch, Foundation Professor of French at Macquarie University, Mauriac Specialist (1927–2015), Obituary
JANE GILMOUR, A Collection of Napoleonic Objects on Display in Australia
A brief note about how a collection of Napoleonic objects, found their way to Australia, through a descendant of the illegitimate son of Louis Bonaparte.
Jules Verne, Jules Verne’s Mikhail Strogoff, translated by Stephanie Smee, illustrations by David Allan, foreword by Sophie Masson, reviewed by Patricia Clancy
ELAINE LEWIS, French-Australian Bibliographical Notes