A Love Story - Celebrating 200 Years 1818 - 2018

Monday 10th September 2018

A Love Story

In June 1814, 35 year old Louis de Freycinet and 19 year old Rose Marie Pinon had married. Faced with the prospect of prolonged separation while Louise commanded a voyage around the world aboard the Uranie, neither Louis or Rose were willing to part.

Louis illicitly prepares a secret cabin aboard Uranie at great expense to their nation.

In September 1817 after an elaborate subterfuge, Rose de Freycinet joined the ship disguised as a man.

The first european woman to provide an account of her circumnavigation of the globe...

Join us in September 2018 for the story of Rose & Louis de Freycinet, their voyage around the world and their time on Dirk Hartog Island and Shark Bay. Dr Mike McCarthy, curator at the WA Maritime Museum will present several accounts of the voyage and how the story ended.

During your stay, discover the islands natural history, unique flora & fauna and breathtaking landscapes with professional local guides. Highlights include visiting Cape Inscription and Dampier's Landing to view the site of the first recorded landing of a European and first botanical collection in 1616 & 1699.

A taste of the regions incredible fresh produce with Shark Bay seafood including prawns, oysters, whiting and pink snapper will be served along with fresh fruit and vegetables grown in Carnarvon.

Rose de Freycinet claimed Shark Bay Oysters to be 'far tastier than all those I had eaten, sitting at a table in comfort, in Paris.'

Monday 10th September -  Sunday 16th September, View the weeks festivities and events online!

Event Details

Venue: Dirk Hartog Island Eco Lodge


Contact: Dirk Hartog Island Eco Lodge

Organisation: Dirk Hartog Island Eco Lodge

Phone: +16 8 9948 1211

Email: escape@dirkhartogisland.com

Event Date(s)

  • Monday 10th September 2018