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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.



THE ANCHOR OF LAPÉROUSE: A conservator’s perspective

When  19 October 2019, 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Where The Instrument Room La Perouse Museum

Cost    $15 per person. Bookings essential  

Julian Bickersteth (International Conservation services) with Roxanne Fea Curator La Perouse Museum

Join internationally renowned conservator Julian Bickersteth from International Conservation Services and curator Roxanne Fea from La Perouse Museum as they explore the history and possible future of the anchor of Lapérouse. This talk will explore the forensic nature of curation and primarily focus on the art of conserving maritime artifacts of this scale and interpretative significance.

Refreshments will be served.

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 Bouillon.

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.

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


Monday 24th February 2020 at 5:30 pm

At the Metcalfe auditorium of the State Library of New South Wales

(Macquarie Street, SYDNEY)



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