The Story of Laperouse Tour: French connections at La Perouse

Sat 13 Feb 2021 - Sat 13 Feb 2021

1.30 pm - 3 pm

La Perouse Museum
1542 Anzac Parade, La Perouse

Join the Friends of Laperouse Museum as they explore the voyage of Lapérouse, his story, achievements - and his mysterious disappearance.

$15 per person. Bookings essential
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Ever wondered where the suburb of La Perouse got its European name from?

Wonder no longer - join the Friends of Laperouse Museum as they lead a tour through the Museum and share the history of the famed French explorer Lapérouse and his ill-fated French expedition that landed here in 1788.

François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse and his two ships reached Kamay Botany Bay a mere six days after the First Fleet i n January 1788, and rested at on the north side of the Bay for six weeks after a long global voyage. Unlike the British however, the French were not here to colonise Aboriginal land; but were mainly an expedition of the Enlightenment, to document, catalogue and map for France. When Lapérouse sailed out of Kamay Botany Bay in March of that year however, he disappeared, never to be seen again.

Discover his amazing story at the La Perouse Museum in the passionate and knowledgeable company of the Friends of Laperouse Museum, and enjoy some light refreshments after the tour.

PLEASE NOTE: This tour can be accompanied by a French translation; please indicate at the time of booking if you require a French-speaking guide to accompany this tour.

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Conditions of booking:

Our staff are trained in first aid, have working with children checks, and run activities that are risk-assessed. We ask that participants follow all instructions relating to safety.

Randwick City Council staff may on occasion take recordings of participants during activities (including photographs, videos and voice recordings). If you DO NOT wish for the participant’s recording to be used according to these conditions, please indicate this during the booking process.

Special Conditions for COVID-19:

La Perouse Museum has implemented COVID-19 Special Operating Procedures for the safety of staff, participants and visitors to the Museum and to our programs. These procedures are based around social distancing, hygiene, venue cleaning and record-keeping. Please assist by observing instructions provided by Council staff or signage. You can view further details about these conditions on the Museum webpage of the RCC website.

Participants may not attend activity programs if they have any of the following:

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