A talk presented in partnership with the Société d'histoire de Toronto.
This talk will be presented in French only.
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Who will be your speaker?
Christian Bode is a member of the Société d'Histoire de Toronto.
What will be the topic of the talk?
At the end of the Seven Years' War, Louis-Antoine de Bougainville initiated the project of a colony of Acadians on the Falkland Islands, then in the possession of the Spanish crown. He recruited Acadian refugees who had been forced out of their country and temporarily settled in Saint-Malo, Brittany.
For all the participants in this adventure, the Falklands represent a new Arcadia, a land of harmony, glittering, idyllic to install a colony living in pastoral peace. A journey to the edge of a wonderful utopia...
The first obstacles appear: a disastrous crossing on stormy seas... Then Spain rebels. Then the spectre of a resounding bankruptcy arose. Finally the English, again, appeared with all their threats. It is too much. The adventure of the Acadians in the Falklands lasted barely three years. But some of their descendants remained there.
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