Resources – Translations of Early French Historical Works on Australia
The studies of early Australia written by nineteenth century French authors contain useful insights into the nation’s beginnings from an outside perspective. They are not as widely known as perhaps they should be, the language barrier apparently being the main reason.
In September 2020, the State Library of New South Wales finished accessioning five translations by Geoffrey de Q. Walker of French historical works which are now freely available to the public online under the Creative Commons system. Making these works readily accessible to students, researchers, and the general public may help to introduce new insights into the understanding of Australia’s penal history.
Read the document here.