The Friends of the Laperouse Museum Inc. is a community organisation 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.
STOP PRESS - UPCOMING EVENTS
“Baudin Expedition (1800-1804) First contacts: the Australian Aborigines and the Artwork of the French Scientific” Saturday May 11 at 2.00PM to be delivered by Emerita Professor Margaret Sankey.
Northern Wing of the La Perouse Museum and open to members and friends. Refreshments will be served after the lecture - cost $10 pp payable at door.
RSVP to email@example.com or by text or voice mail to 0487 638 626.
Nicolas Baudin was selected by Bonaparte in October 1800 to lead what has become known as the Baudin expedition to map the coast of Australia (New Holland). He had two ships, Géographe and Naturaliste. Nicolas Baudin left Le Havre on 19th October, 1800 and reached Australia in May 1801. He would explore and map the western coast and a part of the little-known southern coast of the continent. The scientific expedition proved a great success, with more than 2500 new species discovered. The French also met Aboriginal peoples and treated them with great respect.
FRENCH CABARET AT THE LA PEROUSE MUSEUM
Friday 12 April 2019 7pm - 8:30pm (cafe opens at 6pm)
La Perouse Museum, 1542 Anzac Parade, La Perouse - Limited tickets are available.
Evolving in the 1800s in the bars of Paris, Cabaret is a decidedly French invention. A casual and intimate theatrical form enabling a bouillabaisse of performances where audience and performer share the space.
Cost: Single tickets $20. Family Group tickets $60 (2 adults and 2 children between 5 and 12 years of age. Please note, the age criteria will be strictly applied).
Ticketing available: Randwick Council
300 YEARS of FRENCH MUSIC and ART: a performance and talk by Scott Davie
Saturday 27 April 2019 1:30pm – 3pm
La Perouse Museum Anzac Parade La Perouse - Book Tickets: $10 pp via Eventbrite
Phone: 0487 638 626 (Please leave message only - phone not attended).
PO Box 475
Matraville NSW 2036
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
MATRAVILLE NSW 2036
Membership for 2018/19 are:
Concession Single $25.00