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Thread #166044   Message #3989419
Posted By: Jack Campin
26-Apr-19 - 03:26 PM
Thread Name: buganvilia
Subject: RE: buganvilia
I presume the allusion is to the domestic arrangements on board ship for Bougainville's circumnavigation of the world (which included the first woman to do it).

Bougainville was a remarkably talented guy, perhaps better at his job than Captain Cook.