Woman Sails the World Disguised as Man

Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Feb 23, 2021 7:00 pm
  • 20:33 mins

In the late 1700s, Jeanne Barret, an impoverished servant from Burgundy, disguised herself as a man and became a successful botanist and explorer, reaching even South America, Tahiti, and Mauritius, where she made a fortune. But she returned to France without fanfare, until now. Guest: Danielle Clode, Senior Research Fellow at Flinders University, and author of “In Search of the Woman Who Sailed the World”