Last week we welcomed Roxanne Fea from the La Perouse Museum.  She updated us on the ongoing improvements at the museum, the Aboriginal art exhibitions and regaled us with the fascinating story of the French explorer Lapérouse. Our Club is proud to support this multi-disciplinary museum that preserves our rich and diverse local history and tells many stories up to the present day.
La Perouse is a suburb located in the southeastern part of Sydney, Australia. It is situated on the northern headland of Botany Bay and is named after the French navigator, Jean-Francois de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse, who arrived in the area in 1788. La Perouse is known for its historical significance, natural beauty, and cultural diversity.
One of the main attractions in La Perouse is the La Perouse Museum, which is located in the 19th-century Cable Station building. The museum showcases the history of the area, including the arrival of La Pérouse and the Indigenous people who inhabited the land for thousands of years.
In addition to its historical and natural attractions, La Perouse is also known for its cultural diversity. The area has a large Indigenous population and is home to the La Perouse Aboriginal Community and the Muru Mittigar Cultural Centre, which offers tours, workshops, and cultural experiences.