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"The north east peninsula of Recherche Bay has an association with the French scientific and exploratory expedition of Rear Admiral Bruni D’Entrecasteaux, mounted to look for another French explorer, Jean Francois de Galaup de La Perouse. It stopped at Recherche Bay for more than four weeks in 1792 and more than three weeks in 1793. "The relatively extensive, well-documented (both pictorially and in writing), encounters on the north east peninsula of Recherche Bay, compared with those in other places and involving other expeditions, between the expedition members and the Tasmanian Aborigines, provided a very early opportunity for meetings and mutual observation. The recordings, from the French perspective, of these encounters, are important observations of the lives of the Tasmanian Aboriginal people before they were significantly affected by disease and European settlement. These observations contribute significantly to knowledge of the diversity of traditional Aboriginal cultures. "The observations relate to various parts of the place, especially including that part of the place around Blackswan Lagoon, and the beach and hinterland east of Sullivan’s Point." - Australian Heritage Database