It means ‘research’, but it’s also a noun meaning ‘the search’.  Recherché means rare, exotic, obscure.

And, of course, it’s also a reference to the exquisite Recherche Bay, way, way down in the south of Tassie.

Recherche Bay Tasmania travel
Recherche Bay*


This is a heritage listed area, saved form logging in 2003, by the wonderful Tasmanian Land Conservancy with help from Dick Smith. In 1792, the French d’Entrecasteaux expedition landed there to replenish supplies and do some …  well, research.


* “Recherche Bay” by Tirin aka Takver – – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,


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  1. hi jo
    from a friend who also has a deep affection for tassie. I also feel connexion with ‘recherche’ as a (a) word i learnt in french, (b) paddled across recherche bay to bruny d’Ent……’s garden – maybe, (c) also contributed in a little way to the Tas Land Conservancy’s purchase of that land adjacent.
    So u r not only a writer but an ‘electronic scribe and communicator’
    guess who ????


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