Chris Cody Surfaces La Perouse History with Jazz
The tale of a navigator who sailed to Australia and then vanished forever – never to be seen again – may seem more like a tragedy as opposed to your run of the mill “inspirational story”. But for Australian musician, Chris Cody, the story sparked an entire musical tour.
Fascinated by La Perouse, the French navigator who landed on Botany Bay just a few days after Captain Arthur Philip’s First Fleet arrived in Australia. Unlike Philip, he shortly sailed off without a trace, with his disappearance a mystery, until his journals were found in a shipwreck.