French in Australia | State Library of New South Wales

French in Australia | State Library of New South Wales

14 July - Bastille Day

The history of the French in Australia dates from the arrival of the La Perouse expedition at Botany Bay in January 1788, just days after the landing of the First Fleet, and French people have been living in Australia almost ever since.

The State Library of New South Wales has created Discover Collections pages to highlight that history and the contribution of the French community in Australia.