|Governor general of the French Antilles|
|Preceded by||Robert Cloche de La Malmaison|
|Succeeded by||Antoine d'Arcy de la Varenne (interim)|
François de Pas de Mazencourt
Captain, later Admiral, Abraham de Bellebat (Belébat?) de Duquesne-Guitton, also spelled Duquesne-Guiton (1648-d. 1724), was a French naval commander.
He sighted Eendracht Land on the West Australian coast and sailed in close to shore near the Swan River on 4 August - this was France's first recorded contact with Australia. He wrote that it looked very attractive, and fully covered with green despite "the fact that we were in the middle of winter in this country."
His nephew Nicolas Gedeon de Voutron also sighted the western coast of Australia that year on another ship at the same latitude.
He was also appointed Governor General of the Windward Islands ("Gouverneur général des Isles du Vent") in reward for renouncing Protestantism and becoming a Catholic, and held that office from 1714 to 1717.
- "French maritime history in WA - wait, there's more - and it's sensational!" (PDF). The Australian Association for Maritime History, Quarterly Newsletter (79): 3–4. June 2000. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 August 2007.
- Pritchard, James (2004). In Search of Empire: The French in the Americas, 1670-1730. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 512. ISBN 0-521-82742-6. p245