Secret Garden at Recherche Bay 1792

Author(s): Francoise Kyou Jouffroy-Gauja

* Tasmaniana

The book describes in detail the story of Felix Lahaye (a gardener with the French expedition under Rear-Admiral d'Entrecasteaux) and the garden he created at Recherche Bay in 1792. In 2003, a stone structure matching the approximate description and location of this hidden French garden was unearthed. Although it turned out in fact not to be the vegetable garden, the discovery widened the interest in, and some conflict over, the historical area. The book details a history of the area, the garden, and Lahaye's work, through extensive research into the records and the handwritten diaries of Lahaye himself.


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  • : 9782953563559
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