Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Nights of StorytellingA Cultural History of Kanaky-New Caledonia$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Raylene Ramsay

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780824832223

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824832223.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM HAWAII SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.hawaii.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Hawaii University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in HSO for personal use (for details see www.universitypressscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 26 March 2019

La Billardière

La Billardière

Observations of a French Naturalist

(p.110) Chapter Eight La Billardière
Nights of Storytelling
Raylene Ramsay
University of Hawai'i Press

Jacques Julien de La Billardière was a naturalist with the d'Entrecasteaux expedition. At every opportunity he set off on expeditions along the shore and over the mountains that separated the coast where the ships anchored from the Diahot Valley that lay beyond. He is credited with the discovery of the n'bouet, or hache ostensoir, as the French termed this ceremonial weapon. This chapter presents translated extracts from La Billardière's Relation du voyage à la recherche de La Pérouse fait par l'Ordre de l'Assemblé Constituants pendant les années 1791, 1792 (1798), including his accounts of the expedition's progress, cannibalism, authority of chiefs, and theft by the natives.

Keywords:   Jacques Julien de La Billardière, naturalists, Kanaka peoples, New Caledonia, d'Entrecasteaux expedition

Hawaii Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.