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Friends of the Laperouse Museum Inc.

About Us

The Friends of the Laperouse Museum Inc. is a community organisation and a member of The Laperouse International Network, dedicated to the preservation of the Bicentennial Gift from the Australian French community by way of the Laperouse Museum commemorating the voyage of Jean-François de Galaup Comte de Lapérouse. 
The Laperouse voyage of discovery aimed to complete the charting of the Pacific Ocean's lands commenced by Captain James Cook.

The Friends' office is located within the historic Cable Station complex that houses the Laperouse Museum. We are a key stakeholder and active member of Randwick Council's La Perouse Museum and Headland Trust - represented by our President Carol Abela.



FOLM Annual general Meeting & Pierre Roussel Memorial Lecture - November 9!

The Pierre Roussel Memorial Lecture will be delivered by newly appointed Consul-General of France Mme Anne Boillon.

AGM at 11.00 am followed by lecture. North Wing La Perouse Museum.

Free entry to FOLM Members and their guests. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to:

Contact: Phone: 0487 638 626 (Please leave message only - phone not attended). Email:
PO Box 475
Matraville NSW 2036

Captains Lapérouse and Phillip: the missed encounter =- 24 February 2020

5.30PM the Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW, Macquarie Street Sydney.

The two ships expedition commanded by Jean-François de Galaup Comte de Lapérouse arrived in Botany Bay a fewdays after the 11 ships under the command of Captain Arthur  Phillip. While the two crews did have opportunities to meet, the captains did not. Justice Michael Pembroke author of “ARTHUR PHILLIP, Sailor, Mercenary, Governor, Spy” will talk about the background and circumstances of the meeting which did not take place.

Monday 24th February 2020 at 5:30 pm At the Metcalfe auditorium of the State Library of New South Wales (Macquarie Street, SYDNEY)

Contact: Phone: 0487 638 626 (Please leave message only - phone not attended). Email:
PO Box 475
Matraville NSW 2036 

Museum Events

·         OBJETS FRANCAIS – A display of French ephemera - When   13 September 2019 to 2 February 2020 -Where  Community Galleries, La Perouse Museum (free admission)

·         KADOO FIRST CONTACT TOUR: Bushwalk and cultural tour. When   17 November 2019, 11am to 12.30pm -W here La Perouse Headland and Museum ($15 per person)           

·         CHRIS CODY AND QUARTET: Astrolabe – Suite for Laperouse. When   30 November 2019, 1.30pm to 3pm - Where  The Instrument Room, La Perouse Museum ($20 per person) 

·         DEAN KELLY: Guriwil the Whale - storytelling - When   6 December 2019, 6.30pm to 9.30pm. -Where  Meet at La Perouse Museum ($30 per person) 

Book now for your tickets; visit the Museum’s webpage here

or for the full list of events, visit the Museum’s Eventbrite page here: or pick up a brochure from the Museum.




Join us.

The Friends of the laperouse Museum rely on their membership and volunteers being a 100 per cent voluntary community based association. Joining us is easy, simply download the Application Form and send it back with your payment to:
Friends of the Laperouse Museum Inc.
PO Box 475

Membership for 2018/19 are:
Single $30.00
Family $50.00
Concession Single $25.00