Baudin Expedition BicentennialPrint Page
Bust of Nicholas Baudin commemorates the bicentennial of the Baudin expedition.
In October 1800 Baudin was selected to lead an expedition to map the coast of Australia. He had two ships, Le Géographe and Le Naturaliste, and was accompanied by nine zoologists and botanists, including Jean Baptiste Leschenault de la Tour. He reached Australia in May 1801, and in April 1802 met Matthew Flinders, also engaged in charting the coastline, in Encounter Bay. Baudin then stopped at Sydney for supplies, then in Tasmania, before continuing north to Timor. Baudin then sailed for home, stopping at Mauritius, where he died of tuberculosis.
|Address:||Bonnefoi Boulevarde, Bunbury, 6230|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -33.316944|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Sunday 2nd March, 2003|