Charles-Pierre Boullanger

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Charles-Pierre Boullanger (1772-1813) was a French geographer who served on Nicolas Baudin’s scientific expedition to the South Seas from 1800 to 1803. He was a midshipman cartographer and hydrographic engineer on the survey vessel Le Géographe with the sister ship Naturaliste. During this expedition he produced, with Charles-Alexandre Lesueur, a detailed map of the east coast of Australia.[1]

Boullanger led a small group sent by Nicolas Baudin to Maria Island off the east Tasmanian coast on 19 February 1802.


Geographic features names in Boullanger's honour:

  • Cape Boullanger — the north end of Maria Island.
  • Cape Boullanger — the northern tip of Dorre Island in the present-day Shark Bay nature reserve off the coast of Western Australia.
  • Cape Boullanger as the southernmost tip of Rottnest Island off Western Australia.
  • Boullanger Island — off Jurien Bay, Western Australia.

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  1. ^ See Edward Duyker 2006. François Péron: An Impetuous Life: Naturalist and Voyager, Miegunyah/Melbourne University Press, Melbourne. ISBN 0-522-85260-2 [winner Frank Broeze Maritime History Prize, 2007].