Sat 24 Jul 2021 - Sat 24 Jul 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, his achievements - and his mysterious disappearance.
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- Contact us on 9093 6190
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 in January 1788, and rested at the north side for six weeks after a long global voyage. Unlike the British, the French were not here to colonise Aboriginal land. They 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.
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:
- COVID-19 symptoms: fever or acute respiratory infection (e.g. shortness of breath or cough) with or without fever
- Close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case in the past 14 days
- Travelled to Australia from overseas or have been a designated COVID-19 hotspot in the past 14 days