Baudin expedition to Australia

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The Baudin expedition of 1800 to 1803 was a French expedition to map the coast of New Holland (now Australia). Nicolas Baudin was selected as leader in October 1800. The expedition started with two ships, Géographe, captained by Baudin, and Naturaliste captained by Jacques Hamelin, and was accompanied by nine zoologists and botanists, including Jean-Baptiste Leschenault de la Tour, François Péron and Charles-Alexandre Lesueur as well as the geographer Pierre Faure.


Napoléon Bonaparte, as First Consul, formally approved the expedition "to the coasts of New Holland",[1] after receiving a delegation consisting of Baudin and eminent members of the Institut National des Sciences et Arts on 25 March 1800. The explicit purpose of the voyage was to be "observation and research relating to Geography and Natural History."[2]

The Baudin expedition departed Le Havre, France, on 19 October 1800. Because of delays in receiving his instructions and problems encountered in Isle de France (now Mauritius) they did not reach Cape Leeuwin on the south-west corner of the continent until May 1801. Upon rounding Cape Naturaliste, they entered Geographe Bay. During their exploration here they lost a longboat and a sailor, Assistant Helmsman Timothée Vasse. They then sailed north, but the ships became separated and did not meet again until they reached Timor. On their journeys Géographe and Naturaliste surveyed large stretches of the north-western coast. The expedition was severely affected by dysentery and fever, but sailed from Timor on 13 November 1801, back down the north-west and west coast, then across the Great Australian Bight, reaching Tasmania on 13 January 1802. They charted the whole length of Tasmania's east coast and there were extensive interactions with the Indigenous Tasmanians, with whom they had peaceful relationships. They notably produced precious ethnological studies of Indigenous Tasmanians.

The expedition then began surveying the south coast of Australia,[3] but then Captain Jacques Felix Emmanuel Hamelin in Naturaliste decided to make for Port Jackson (Sydney) as he was running short of food and water, and in need of anchors. En route, in April 1802, Hamelin explored the area of Western Port, Victoria, and gave names to places, a number of which have survived, for example, Ile des Français is now called French Island.

Meanwhile, Baudin in Géographe continued westward, and in April 1802 encountered the British ship Investigator commanded by Matthew Flinders, also engaged in charting the coastline, at Encounter Bay in what is now South Australia. Flinders informed Baudin of his discovery of Kangaroo Island, St. Vincent's and Spencer's Gulfs. Baudin sailed on to the Nuyts Archipelago, the point reached by the Dutch ship 't Gulden Zeepaert in 1627, before heading for Port Jackson as well for supplies.

In late 1802 the expedition was at Port Jackson, where the government sold 60 casks of flour and 25 casks of salt meat to Baudin to resupply his two vessels. The supplies permitted Naturaliste to return to France and Géographe to continue her explorations of the Australian coast.[4] The expedition reported on the defences of the town and the disaffection of Irish convicts.[5] Naturaliste took with her the Colony's staff surgeon, Mr. James Thomson, whom Governor Philip Gidley King had given permission to return to England.[6]

Before resuming the voyage Baudin purchased a 30 ton schooner, which he named the Casuarina, a smaller vessel which could conduct close inshore survey work. He sent the larger Naturaliste under Hamelin back to France with all the specimens that had been collected by Baudin and his crew. As the voyage had progressed Louis de Freycinet, now a Lieutenant, had shown his talents as an officer and a hydrographer and so was given command of Casuarina. The expedition then headed for Tasmania and conducted further charting of Bass Strait before sailing west, following the west coast northward, and after another visit to Timor, undertook further exploration along the north coast of Australia. Plagued by contrary winds, ill health, and because 'the quadrupeds and emus were very sick',[7] it was decided on 7 July 1803 to return to France. On the return voyage, the ships stopped in Mauritius, where Baudin died of tuberculosis on 16 September 1803. The expedition finally reached France on 24 March 1804.

The scientific expedition was considered a great success, with more than 2500 new species discovered.


Memorial rock marking the place where Baudin came ashore at Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island in 1803.
Frenchman's Rock, Penneshaw, Kangaroo Island

An inscription on a rock was left by members of Géographe on Kangaroo Island in 1803, which reads, "Expédition de découverte par le commendant Baudin sur le Géographe, 1803", i.e. "Expedition of discovery by Captain Baudin in the Géographe, 1803". To protect it from erosion, the original rock is now housed at the Gateway Visitor Information Centre on Howard Drive, Penneshaw, and a fine replica is on open view on the Penneshaw foreshore, beneath a concrete dome which has been a local landmark since 1906.

Geographical features of South Australia which were named by Baudin[8]
Name Location K.I. Remarks
Cape Adieu 32°00′S 132°15′E / 32.000°S 132.250°E / -32.000; 132.250 Here Baudin left South Australia to return to Port Jackson
D'Anville Bay 34°55′S 135°37′E / 34.917°S 135.617°E / -34.917; 135.617 Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville, geographer
Cape Beaufort 32°10′S 133°33′E / 32.167°S 133.550°E / -32.167; 133.550 perhaps Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendôme, Duke of Beaufort
Cape Bedout 35°56′S 136°36′E / 35.933°S 136.600°E / -35.933; 136.600 # Jacques Bedout, Napoleonic naval hero, rear admiral
Cape Borda 35°45′S 136°35′E / 35.750°S 136.583°E / -35.750; 136.583 # Jean-Charles de Borda, recently deceased mathematician and mariner, constructor of the standard metre
Cape Bouguer 36°3′S 136°54′E / 36.050°S 136.900°E / -36.050; 136.900 # Pierre Bouguer, astronomer and mathematician, "the father of naval architecture"
Cape Buffon 37°34′S 140°7′E / 37.567°S 140.117°E / -37.567; 140.117 # Georges-Louis Leclerc, Comte de Buffon, naturalist
Cape Carnot 34°57′S 135°38′E / 34.950°S 135.633°E / -34.950; 135.633 # Lazare Carnot, engineer and mathematician, member of the Committee of Public Safety
Carpenter Rocks 37°55′S 140°24′E / 37.917°S 140.400°E / -37.917; 140.400 # named "Les Carpentiers", perhaps for their sawtooth appearance
Cape Cassini 35°36′S 137°26′E / 35.600°S 137.433°E / -35.600; 137.433 # César-François Cassini de Thury, cartographer (or another of his family)
Casuarina Islets 36°5′S 136°41′E / 36.083°S 136.683°E / -36.083; 136.683 # schooner Casuarina commanded by Louis de Freycinet
Corvisart Bay 32°50′S 134°8′E / 32.833°S 134.133°E / -32.833; 134.133 # Jean-Nicolas Corvisart, physician to Napoléon Bonaparte
Cape du Couedic 36°4′S 136°42′E / 36.067°S 136.700°E / -36.067; 136.700 # Charles Louis Chevalier du Couëdic de Kergoualer (1740–1780), commander of frigate La Surveilante
Decres Bay 32°14′S 133°44′E / 32.233°S 133.733°E / -32.233; 133.733 Denis Decrès, naval officer, Napoleon's Minister of the Navy
Cape Dombey 37°10′S 139°45′E / 37.167°S 139.750°E / -37.167; 139.750 Joseph Dombey, French naturalist of the Americas whose plant collections are among the treasures of the British Museum after having been seized at sea
Cape D'Estaing Charles Hector, comte d'Estaing, admiral, executed during the Reign of Terror
D'Estrees Bay 35°57′S 137°35′E / 35.950°S 137.583°E / -35.950; 137.583 # Victor-Marie d'Estrées, admiral who fought in battles of the late 17th century
Cape D'Estrees 32°16′S 133°46′E / 32.267°S 133.767°E / -32.267; 133.767 (ditto)
Cape Euler Leonhard Euler, prolific 18th century Swiss mathematician, founder of the Euler diagram (a diagrammatic means of representing sets and their relationships)
Fenelon Island François Fénelon, novelist, author of The Adventures of Telemachus; archbishop
Fleurieu Peninsula 35°30′S 138°26′E / 35.500°S 138.433°E / -35.500; 138.433 # Charles Pierre Claret de Fleurieu, Minister of the Navy under Louis XVI, Napoleonic Minister Plenipotentiary and member of the Council of State
Cape Forbin 35°42′S 136°47′E / 35.700°S 136.783°E / -35.700; 136.783 # Claude de Forbin, late 17th and early 18th century admiral, governor of Bangkok
Cape Gantheaume 36°4′S 137°28′E / 36.067°S 137.467°E / -36.067; 137.467 # Honoré Joseph Antoine Ganteaume, naval officer, president the Navy section of the Council of State
Guichen Bay 37°7′S 139°46′E / 37.117°S 139.767°E / -37.117; 139.767 # Luc Urbain de Bouëxic, comte de Guichen, French admiral of the American War of Independence
Cape Jaffa 36°57′S 139°40′E / 36.950°S 139.667°E / -36.950; 139.667 # Jaffa, port taken by Napoleon in March 1799 during the Egypt Campaign
Jussieu Bay Antoine Laurent de Jussieu, botanist
Cape Kersaint 36°2′S 137°8′E / 36.033°S 137.133°E / -36.033; 137.133 # Armand de Kersaint, rear admiral during the French Revolution, executed during the purge of the Girondins
Lacepede Bay 36°49′S 139°48′E / 36.817°S 139.800°E / -36.817; 139.800 # Bernard Germain de Lacépède, naturalist, collaborator of Buffon, author of a Histoire naturelle des poissons
Cape Lannes 37°11′S 139°45′E / 37.183°S 139.750°E / -37.183; 139.750 Jean Lannes, a Marshal of the Empire
Cape Linois 35°59′S 137°37′E / 35.983°S 137.617°E / -35.983; 137.617 # Charles-Alexandre Léon Durand Linois, Napoleonic admiral, defeated the British at the Battle of Algeciras in 1801
Massena Bay André Masséna, a Marshal of the Empire
Massillon Island Jean Baptiste Massillon, bishop, famous for his funeral oration for Louis XIV and benign temperament
Maupertuis Bay 36°00′S 136°40′E / 36.000°S 136.667°E / -36.000; 136.667 # Pierre Louis Maupertuis, early 18th century mathematician, credited with having invented the principle of least action, a version known as Maupertuis's principle
Cape Missiessy Édouard Thomas Burgues de Missiessy, admiral
Murat Bay 32°07′S 133°36′E / 32.117°S 133.600°E / -32.117; 133.600 # Joachim Murat, a Marshal of the Empire
Cape Rabelais 37°19′S 139°51′E / 37.317°S 139.850°E / -37.317; 139.850 François Rabelais, 15th century author of Gargantua and Pantagruel
Ravine des Casoars 35°48′S 136°35′E / 35.800°S 136.583°E / -35.800; 136.583Coordinates: 35°48′S 136°35′E / 35.800°S 136.583°E / -35.800; 136.583 # casoar = cassowary, here referring to emus
Rivoli Bay 37°31′S 140°4′E / 37.517°S 140.067°E / -37.517; 140.067 # André Masséna, Duke of Rivoli and Marshal of the Empire
Cape Rouge # for red granite found nearby
Cape Thevenard 32°09′S 133°39′E / 32.150°S 133.650°E / -32.150; 133.650 # Antoine-Jean-Marie Thévenard, admiral
Cape Tournefort 34°55′S 135°52′E / 34.917°S 135.867°E / -34.917; 135.867 Joseph Pitton de Tournefort, botanist
Tourville Bay 32°09′S 133°29′E / 32.150°S 133.483°E / -32.150; 133.483 # Anne Hilarion de Tourville, naval commander victor at the Battle of Lagos (1693)
Vivonne Bay 35°59′S 137°11′E / 35.983°S 137.183°E / -35.983; 137.183 # Louis Victor de Rochechouart de Mortemart, Maréchal de Vivonne, 17th century military officer
Cape Vivonne 32°12′S 133°41′E / 32.200°S 133.683°E / -32.200; 133.683 (ditto)

Many Western Australian places still have French names today from Baudin's expedition: for example, Peron Peninsula, Depuch Island, Cape Levillain, Boullanger Island and Faure Island; and the Australian plant genus Guichenotia honours the name of Antoine Guichenot.

According to researchers from the University of Adelaide, during this expedition Baudin prepared a report for Napoleon on ways to invade and capture the British colony at Sydney Cove.[9][10] The Baudin expedition was intended to be a voyage of discovery that would further scientific knowledge and perhaps eclipse the achievements of Captain James Cook.


Among those joining the Baudin expedition were Sub-lieutenants Louis-Claude (Louis) de Saulses de Freycinet and his older brother Henri-Louis (Henri). Louis did not initially sail as a 'geographer'. Both were eventually promoted to Lieutenant, and Louis was later given command of the schooner Casuarina, purchased in Sydney to enable improved inshore surveying. Another member of the expedition, someone who was ultimately to have a highly significant influence on its outcomes, was the 25-year-old assistant zoologist François Péron.

Officers and sailors[edit]

Captains: Nicolas Thomas Baudin (1754–1803) (Géographe) and Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin (1768–1839) (Naturaliste).

Surgeon-Physician and naturalist: Pierre François Keraudren (1769–1858) (Le Géographe)(Preparations not on board)

Sub-lieutenants Louis de Freycinet and, his older brother, Henri-Louis de Freycinet

Sailors: Hyacinthe de Bougainville, midshipman second-class, and François-Antoine Boniface Heirisson, midshipman; Charles Baudin, midshipman. Jacques-Philippe Mérigon de Montgéry was a 2nd class midshipman aboard Géographe and landed sick at Île-de-France on 25 April 1801.

Scientists and artists[edit]

A total of 24 various scientists and artists including five gardeners accompanied Baudin on the expedition. It was an unprecedented number to be assembled for a voyage at the time. However, after only six months at sea, and before reaching Australia, ten of the group were disembarked at Mauritius mainly due to illness. Subsequently, five others died. In fact, only six of the original group of scientists and artists would complete the journey home.

Scientists and Artists on board le Géographe and le Naturaliste[11]
Name Profession Remarks
Bailly, Charles Zoologist
Bernier, Pierre-François Astronomer Died at sea, 6 June 1803
Bissy, Frédéric Astronomer Left ship at Mauritius due to illness, 25 April 1801
Boullanger, Charles-Pierre Hydrographer
Caguet, François Gardener Disembarked at Mauritius, 20 April 1801
Delisse, Jacques Botanist Left ship at Mauritius due to illness, 25 April 1801
Depuch, Louis Mineralogist Left ship at Mauritius due to illness, 3 February 1803, where he died some days later
Dumont, Désiré Zoologist Left ship at Mauritius due to illness, 25 April 1801
Faure, Pierre Geographer Disembarked at Mauritius, 15 December 1803
Garnier, Michel Painter (de genre) Left ship at Mauritius due to illness, 25 April 1801
Guichenot, Antoine Gardener
La Tour, Jean-Baptiste Leschenault de Botanist Left ship at Timor due to illness, 2 June 1803
Lebrun, Louis Technical draughtsman
Left ship at Mauritius due to illness, 25 April 1801
Lesueur, Charles-Alexandre Painter (natural history)
Levillain, Stanislas Zoologist Died at sea, 29 December 1801
Mauge, René Zoologist Died at Maria Island, 21 February 1802
Merlot Gardener Disembarked at Mauritius, 20 April 1801
Michaux, André Botanist Disembarked at Mauritius, 20 April 1801
Milbert, Jacques Painter (landscape) Left ship at Mauritius due to illness, 25 April 1801
Péron, François Zoologist
Petit, Nicolas-Martin Painter (de genre)
Riedlé, Anselme Gardener (Chief) Died at Timor, 21 October 1801
Saint-Vincent, Bory de Zoologist Left ship at Mauritius due to illness, 25 April 1801
Sautier, Antoine Gardener Died at sea, 15 November 1801


The Freycinet Map of 1811 – The first full map of Australia to be published
  • François Péron, Voyage de découvertes aux terres australes ('Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Lands', three volumes, Paris, 1807–1816); this work included the Freycinet Map of 1811, the first published map showing the full outline of Australia
  • Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot, Nouveau dictionnaire d'histoire naturelle ('New Dictionary of Natural History', 1816–1819): new bird species described


Over 200,000 specimens from the expedition were deposited in Muséum national d'histoire naturelle (zoology) and Jardin des Plantes (botany). Live plants, animals and birds were also sent to Empress Josephine Bonaparte's gardens at Château de Malmaison.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Horner, 1986, p.40
  2. ^ 'Plan of Itinerary for Citizen Baudin' in Baudin, 2004, p.1.
  3. ^ M.L. Freycinet, Carte Générale de la Nouvelle Hollande dressée par M. L. Freycinet Commandant de la Goëllette le Casuarina, An 1808. Louis Freycinet, Atlas Historique, Paris, 1811. [1]
  4. ^ Historical Records of Australia (1915), Series I, vol.3 1801/02, p.600.
  5. ^ Franklin, James (2021). "Sydney 1803: When Catholics were tolerated and Freemasons banned" (PDF). Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society. 107 (2): 135–155. Retrieved 27 December 2021.
  6. ^ Historical Records of Australia (1915), Series I, vol.3 1801/02, p.718.
  7. ^ Baudin p.561.
  8. ^ Colin James (7 January 1989). The Advertiser (Adelaide. {{cite news}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  9. ^ "Sacre bleu! French invasion plan for Sydney". ABC News. 10 December 2012.
  10. ^ Jean Fornasiero and John West-Sooby (transl. and eds.), French Designs on Colonial New South Wales: François Péron’s Memoir on the English Settlements in New Holland, Van Diemen’s Land and the Archipelagos of the Great Pacific Ocean, The Friends of the State Library of South Australia Inc., Adelaide, 2014. ISBN 9781876154738
  11. ^ Péron, F. and Freycinet, L. (1816)Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres Australes, exécuté sur les corvettes Le Géographe, Le Naturaliste, et La Goëlette Le Casuarina, pendent les années 1800, 1801, 1802, 1803 et 1804; Historique: Tome Second. Internet Archive.

Further reading[edit]

  • François Péron, Voyage de découverte aux terres Australes (3 volumes, Paris, 1807–1816) [2]
  • François Péron, A Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Hemisphere: Performed by Order of the Emperor Napoleon, During the Years 1801, 1802, 1803, and 1804, London, Richard Phillips, 1809. [3]
  • Christine Cornell (ed. & transl.), The Journal of Post Captain Nicolas Baudin, Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 1974.
  • Edward Duyker, François Péron: An Impetuous Life: Naturalist and Voyager, Miegunyah/MUP, Melb., 2006, pp. 349, ISBN 978-0-522-85260-8.
  • Horner, F. The French Reconnaissance: Baudin in Australia 1801–1803, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1987 ISBN 0-522-84339-5.
  • Jack Horner, "Extracting the truth about Baudin. -and his expedition to Australia, 1800-1804", Canberra Historical Journal, no.21, Mar 1988, pp. 42–44.
  • Louis Jean Pierre Vieillot (1748–1831), Nouveau dictionnaire d'histoire naturelle (1816–1819)
  • Jacqueline Bonnemains, Elliott Forsyth, Bernard Smith, Baudin in Australian Waters: The Artwork of the French Voyage of Discovery to the Southern Lands, 1800-1804, New York, Oxford U. Pr. with Australian Acad. of Sci., 1988.
  • Madeleine Ly-Tio-Fane et Jacqueline Bonnemains, Le Géographe et Le Naturaliste à L’Ile-de-France 1801, 1803, Ultime Escale du Captaine Baudin: Deuxième Partie, Le Voyage de Découvertes aux Terres australes, Port Louis [Mauritius], MSM Limited, 2003.
  • Steve Reynolds, Nicolas Baudin's Scientific Expedition to the Terres Australes, Marine Life Society of South Australia Journal, no.12, December 2001. [4]
  • Fornasiero, Jean; Monteath, Peter and West-Sooby, John. Encountering Terra Australis: the Australian voyages of Nicholas Baudin and Matthew Flinders, Kent Town, South Australia, Wakefield Press, 2004. ISBN 1-86254-625-8
  • Jean Fornasiero and John West-Sooby, "Baudin's Books", Australian Journal of French Studies, Vol.39, Issue 2, May 2002, pp. 215–249.
  • Jean Fornasiero, Peter Monteath and John West-Sooby, "Old quarrels and new approaches: Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders", South Australian Geographical Journal, v.106, 2007, pp. (1)-15.
  • Jean Fornasiero, 'Deux observateurs del'homme aux Antipodes: Nicolas Baudin et François Péron', in Portés par l'air du temps: les voyages du Capitaine Baudin: Etudes sur le 18e siècle, vol.38, Bruxelles, Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles, 2010.
  • John West-Sooby, "Le "Sourire Grinçant" du Capitaine Baudin", Australian Journal of French Studies, Vol. 41, Issue 2, May 2004, pp. 79–97.
  • Jane Southwood and Donald Simpson, "Baudin's Doctors: French Medical Scientists in Australian Waters, 1801-1803", Australian Journal of French Studies, Vol. 41, Issue 2, May 2004, pp. 152–164.
  • J. P. Faivre, "De Nouveau sur L'expedition Baudin?", Revue Francaise d'Histoire d'Outre-Mer, Vol. 52, Issue 187, 1965, pp. 286–290.
  • Robert J. King, "Jorgen Jorgensen and the Baudin Expedition", The Great Circle, Vol. 23, Issue 2, December 2001, pp. 44–52.
  • Michel Jangoux, "La Premiere Relache Du 'Naturaliste' au Port Jackson (26 Avril-18 Mai 1802): le Temoignage du Capitaine Hamelin", Australian Journal of French Studies, Vol. 41, Issue 2, May 2004, pp. 126–151.
  • Michel Jangoux, "Les Zoologistes et Botanistes qui Accompagnerent le Capitaine Baudin aux Terres Australes", Australian Journal of French Studies, Vol. 41, Issue 2, May 2004, pp. 55–78.
  • Jangoux, Michel. Portés par l'air du temps: les voyages du Capitaine Baudin: Etudes sur le 18e siècle, vol.38, Bruxelles, Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles, 2010.
  • Michèle BATTESTI, 'Nicolas Baudin, membre de l’état major du vice-amiral Bruix (mai/août 1799)’, in Portés par l'air du temps: les voyages du Capitaine Baudin: Etudes sur le 18e siècle, vol.38, Bruxelles, Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles, 2010.
  • Jean Luc CHAPPEY, 'Nicolas Baudin et la Société des Observateurs de l’Homme', in Portés par l'air du temps: les voyages du Capitaine Baudin: Etudes sur le 18e siècle, vol.38, Bruxelles, Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles, 2010.
  • Frédéric DURAND, 'Les tristes escales timoraises de Nicolas Baudin', in Portés par l'air du temps: les voyages du Capitaine Baudin: Etudes sur le 18e siècle, vol.38, Bruxelles, Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles, 2010.
  • Claude WANQUET, 'L’île de France au début du XIXe siècle 1800, in Portés par l'air du temps: les voyages du Capitaine Baudin: Etudes sur le 18e siècle, vol.38, Bruxelles, Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles, 2010.
  • Bernard METIVIER, 'Lamarck et les invertébrés de l'expédition de découvertes aux Terres australes', in Portés par l'air du temps: les voyages du Capitaine Baudin: Etudes sur le 18e siècle, vol.38, Bruxelles, Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles, 2010.
  • François MOUREAU, 'Bernardin de St Pierre, Nicolas Baudin et l’île de France : une rencontre improbable', in Portés par l'air du temps: les voyages du Capitaine Baudin: Etudes sur le 18e siècle, vol.38, Bruxelles, Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles, 2010.
  • José OLIVER, 'Ténériffe, île-relâche des grands voyages d’exploration', in Portés par l'air du temps: les voyages du Capitaine Baudin: Etudes sur le 18e siècle, vol.38, Bruxelles, Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles, 2010.
  • R.Kingston, A not so Pacific voyage: the 'floating laboratory' of Nicolas Baudin, Endeavour, vol. XXXI, no. 4, December 2007, pp. 145–151.
  • Jacques Vialle, "Le Destin Tragique de Pierre-François Bernier, Astronome de L'expedition Baudin", Australian Journal of French Studies, Vol. 41, Issue 2, May 2004, pp. 165–170.
  • Christian Jouanin, "Nicolas Baudin Charge de Reunir une Collection pour la future Imperatrice Josephine", Australian Journal of French Studies, Vol. 41, Issue 2, May 2004, pp. 43–54.
  • B. S. Baldwin, "Flinders and the French", Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia. South Australian Branch, v.65, 1963–1964, pp. 53–67.
  • B. S. Baldwin, "Publication of Baudin's Journal", South Australiana, Vol. 13, Issue 1, 1974, pp. 34–42.
  • William P.Helling, "Redistributing the Blame: Baudin's Voyage to the Australian Seas", The Great Circle, Vol. 15 Issue 2, December 1993, pp. 107–127.
  • Margaret Sankey, "The Aborigines of Port Jackson, as seen by the Baudin Expedition", Australian Journal of French Studies, Vol. 41, Issue 2, May 2004, pp. 117–125.
  • Margaret Sankey, "The Baudin Expedition in review: old quarrels and new approaches", Australian Journal of French Studies, Vol. 41, Issue 2, May 2004, pp. 4–14.
  • Margaret Sankey, "Writing the Voyage of Scientific Exploration: The Logbooks, Journals and Notes of the Baudin Expedition (1800-1804)", Intellectual History Review, Vol. 20 Issue 3, September 2010, pp. 401–413.
  • Margaret Sankey, 'La contribution des journaux de bord au travail ethnographique de l’expédition Baudin', in Portés par l'air du temps: les voyages du Capitaine Baudin: Etudes sur le 18e siècle, vol.38, Bruxelles, Editions de l'Université de Bruxelles, 2010.
  • Wolf Mayer, "The Geological Work of the Baudin Expedition in Australia (1801-1803): the Mineralogists, the Discoveries and the Legacy", Earth Sciences History, Vol. 28 Issue 2, 2009, pp. 293–324.
  • Gregory C. Eccleston, "The neglect of Baudin’s manuscript charts of the Victorian coastline", The Globe, no.66, 2010, pp. 27–58.
  • Trevor Lipscombe, "Two continents or one?: the Baudin expedition's unacknowledged achievements on the coast of Victoria", Victorian Historical Journal, v.78, no.1, May 2007, pp. 23–41.
  • R. M. Barker, "The botanical legacy of 1802: South Australian plants collected by Robert Brown and Peter Good on Matthew Flinders' Investigator and by the French scientists on Baudin's Geographe and Naturaliste", Journal of the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, v.21, 31 January 2007, pp. 5–44.
  • Anthony J. Brown, "Friends of humanity: the scientific origins, objectives and outcomes of the voyages of Nicolas Baudin and Matthew Flinders", South Australian Geographical Journal, v.98, 1999, pp. 52–60.
  • Paul Fregosi, "Terre Napoleon: French colonial ambitions in Australia, 1793-1815", Quadrant (Sydney), v.32, no.6, June 1988, pp. 56–59.
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