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Ernest Scott

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This etext was produced by Col Choat colchoat@yahoo.com.au 

This etext was produced by Col Choat colchoat@yahoo.com.au 

DEDICATION 

To my friend T.B.E. 

FOREWORD 

All Sydney people, and most of those who have visited the city, have
seen the tall monument to Laperouse overlooking Botany Bay.  Many have
perhaps read a little about him, and know the story of his surprising
appearance in this harbour six days after the arrival of Governor
Phillip with the First Fleet.  One can hardy look at the obelisk, and at
the tomb of Pere Receveur near by, without picturing the departure of
the French ships after bidding farewell to the English officers and
colonists.  Sitting at the edge of the cliff, one can follow Laperouse

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