A Woman of Courage: The Journal of Rose de Freycinet On Her Voyage Around the World (1817-1820)

Creator

Date

1996

Identifier

Hocken Library G440.FW27 1996

Publisher

Canberra: National Library of Australia

Abstract

Rose de Freycinet (1794–1832) was smuggled on board L’Uranie because she could not bear to be separated from her husband. This was in flagrant disregard of regulations which forbade female passengers on French naval vessels. Dressed in male clothing, in itself scandalous behaviour, she made herself public to the crew once the vessel was well out of sight of the French coast. Although not the first woman to circumnavigate the globe, she was the first to keep a diary of her experiences. It was first published in French in 1926. This is the first English translation edition.

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___, “A Woman of Courage: The Journal of Rose de Freycinet On Her Voyage Around the World (1817-1820),” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed July 20, 2024, https://otago.ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/6837.