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The Astrolabe in Te Aumiti (French Pass) (2nd of 3)

The Astrolabe in Te Aumiti (French Pass)

French navigator and explorer Dumont D’Urville successfully piloted the Astrolabe through the treacherous waters of Te Aumiti, which he named ‘Passe des Français’, in January 1827.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: B-052-004
Hand-coloured lithograph by Alfred-Leon Lemercier

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough places - Western Sounds', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2023)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 18 Jun 2015