Explorations – No 41 Dec 2006

(issued June 2008) IVAN BARKO, Foreword KENNETH R. DUTTON, Early Colonial Attitudes towards France and the French This article surveys the attitudes of early colonialists, particularly governors, to the French as well as their knowledge of the French language, and indeed of its literature. The article draws on various sources to give examples, including court […]

Explorations – No 39 Dec 2005

(issued June 2006) IVAN BARKO, Foreword KENNETH R. DUTTON, A Colonial Entrepreneur: François Girard (1792?-1859) Kenneth Dutton’s substantial paper is devoted to the life of François Girard, an early French settler and successful businessman in New South Wales. His activities centered on Sydney and the Northern Rivers. As was the case with so many of […]