The Laperouse Museum was developed as a joint Franco – Australian Project, conceived by the Laperouse Association for the Australian Bicentenary, whose voluntary effort and dedication secured the investment of several million dollars in corporate and individual sponsorships to establish the Museum which was officially opened with a Deed of Gift to the People of Australia and of La Perouse on 23rd February, 1988. Subsequently, the Laperouse Association was reconstituted as the Friends of the Laperouse Museum Inc. to maintain ongoing community support for the Museum and its activities.
Our aims are to:
Increase public awareness of the Museum
Promote the Museum as a resource for education and research
Develop and support community events
Work cooperatively with Randwick City Council and stakeholders for the benefit of the Museum and the site.
Seek sponsorship & fundraising opportunities to enhance the Museum’s exhibits.
Perpetuate and further strengthen the long lasting ties between Australia and France