Rare paintings of Tasmanian Aboriginal life

A collection of 19th century French illustrations depicting Indigenous life in Tasmania and around mainland Australia before British colonisation will go on show in the state for the first time next year.

The drawings and sketches were done in early 1802 during Nicholas Baudin’s exploration of Australia.

The French explorer’s artists, Charles-Alexandre Lesueur and Nicholas-Martin Petit, meticulously documented their meetings with local Aboriginal people when they landed in Tasmania.

Read the full story here on the ABC news website.


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