Happy Holidays Robert,
There are two books (that I have read) out on French explorations of Australia, both by Frank Horner:
Looking for La Perouse: D'Entrecasteaux in Australia and the South Pacific 1792-1793 (Melbourne University Press), 1995
The French Reconnaissance: Baudin in Australia 1801-1803 (Melbourne University Press), 1987
I thought both to be very quick and interesting reads.
Best Wishes, Jerry