Presented by Australia on the Map Division of the Australasian Hydrographic Society in association with the Embassy of France
This year marks the bicentenary of the publication of the first map of Australia, compiled by French navigator and cartographer Louis de Freycinet. The map, published in Paris in 1811, showed the full outline of Australia three years before the publication of Matthew Flinders’ A Voyage to Terra Australia.
The symposium is one of the highlights of the anniversary commemorations. Notable speakers include Emeritus Professor Margaret Sankey, Rupert Gerritsen, Professor Jean Fornasiero, Associate Professor John West-Sooby and Henry de Freycinet.