The Bird Collections of the Baudin Expedition 1800 -1804

presented by Justin J.F.J. Jansen
Naturalis Biodiversity Centre, University of Leiden, Holland

A public lecture brought to you by Creative France in South Australia, The SA Maritime Museum and The History Trust of SA.

Friday 22 September, 5.45pm for a 6.00pm start
South Australian Maritime Museum, 126 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide
$10 per person, includes lecture and light refreshments.
Bookings Essential.

Dwarf emus captured on Kangaroo Island were caged in wooden pens on the deck of the Geographe and force-fed wine and rice mash when they refused to eat on the voyage home. As well as live specimens of black swans and cockatoos, Nicolas Baudin’s expedition (1800 -1804) collected bird skins and stuffed specimens that were distributed amongst different institutions upon its return. Baudin’s was one of the most productive scientific expeditions of the 19th century, as its ornithological results amply demonstrate.

Join visiting Dutch ornithologist Justin Jansen at the South Australian Maritime Museum as he guides you through the impressive collection of birds brought back by the Baudin expedition’s ships, the Naturaliste and the Géographe, in 1803 and 1804. Justin has followed the trail of Baudin’s birds throughout Europe’s rich collections and his talk will showcase the new findings that form the basis of his PhD thesis.

For more information or to book, please contact the Maritime Museum on 8207 6255 or

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