French Science on the High Seas:

French Science on the High Seas Screening on SBS (and SBS OnDemand), History Trust of South Australia, July 2021

In August 2020, The History Trust of South Australia and the South Australian Maritime Museum presented a special Talking History screening of the film French Science on the High Seas: Voyages of discovery to our shores and beyond as part of National Science Week.

We’re excited to announce and share the news that the film will be shown on SBS (and SBS OnDemand) on Wednesday 14 July at 2pm (Bastille Day!) – wonderful news for those that missed our exclusive screening, and for those who want to watch it again.

Please find below a message from Danielle Clode (Producer and writer), Christèle Maizonniaux (Co-Producer) and Director, James Baker.

We are delighted to announce the forthcoming national screening of our documentary on Bastille Day next month. We are also thrilled that the documentary has been selected as part of the Scinema International Film Festival 2021 screening in August and will be available for FREE community screenings as part of National Science Week (register here:

We’d like to thank everyone who has supported and assisted this project, but particularly National Science Week (SA) for the funds that made the documentary possible.

We are also hugely grateful to all of you who have generously contributed the footage, artwork, sound and historical images that have brought this little-known part of Australia’s history to life. We have acknowledged these contributions in the screen credits, but we’d particularly like to recognise and thank all of our fabulous libraries, archives and museums who preserve, protect and make accessible the artefacts of this important shared cultural history as well as the tourism boards of SA, WA and QLD for their support.

We look forward to announcing the screening of the French language version in the future.

Danielle, Christèle, and James

The History Trust of South Australia is proud to continue bringing the best of South Australia’s history, its stories, research and people, to you as part of our Talking History lecture series.

Previous Talking History recordings

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To see the full 2021 program for Talking History, please visit our website.