Voyages

More than 650 voyages from Europe and the Americas entered Polynesia between 1765 and 1840. We have selected around 40 of these as 'priority voyages' on which to focus the initial stages of our research:

1764-66 John Byron 1815-18 Otto von Kotzebue
1766-68 Samuel Wallis 1816-19 Camille de Roquefeuille
1766-69 Louis-Antoine de Bougainville 1817-19 Vassili Mikhailovitch Golovnin
1768-71 James Cook 1817-20 Louis de Freycinet
1769-70 Jean-Francois Marie de Surville 1819-21 Fabian Gottlieb von Bellingshausen
1770-71 Felipe Gonzalez de Haedo 1822-25 Louis-Isidore Duperrey
1771-73 Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne 1823-26 Otto von Kotzebue
1772-74 Dionisio Boenechea 1824-26 George Anson Byron
1772-75 James Cook 1825-27 Samuel Stutchbury
1774 Dionisio Boenechea 1825-28 Frederick W. Beechey
1775-76 Cayetano de Langara Y Huarte 1826-29 Auguste Bernard Duhaut-Cilly
1776-80 James Cook 1826-29 Jules-Sébastien-César Dumont d’Urville
1779-81 Francisco Antonio Mourelle 1826-29 Louis-François Le Goarant de Tromelin
1785-88 Jean Francois de La Perouse 1827-28 Samuel Grimwood
1787-89 William Bligh 1828-32 Cyrille Pierre Théodore Laplace
1789-94 Alessandro Malaspina 1831-36 Robert Fitzroy
1789 Fletcher Christian 1836-39 Abel du Petit-Thouars
1791-93 Joseph Antoine d’Entrecasteaux 1836-42 Edward Belcher
1791-93 William Bligh 1837-39 Jean-Baptiste Médée Cecille
1791-95 George Vancouver 1837-40 Cyrille Pierre Théodore Laplace
1803-06 Lisianski and Krusenstern 1837-40 Jules-Sébastien-César Dumont d'Urville
1806-09 Hagenmeister 1838-42 Charles Wilkes
1813-15 Mikhail Lasarev