La Perouse Museum, La Perouse

3.8
La Perouse is a suburb in south-eastern Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. The suburb of La Perouse is located about 14 kilometres southeast of the Sydney central business district, in the City of Randwick.
The La Perouse peninsula is the northern headland of Botany Bay. It is notable for its old military outpost at Bare Island and the Kamay Botany Bay National Park. Congwong Bay Beach, Little Congwong Beach, and the beach at Frenchmans Bay provide protected swimming areas in Botany Bay. La Perouse is one of few Sydney suburbs with a French name, others being Sans Souci, Engadine and Vaucluse. Kurnell is located opposite, on the southern headland of Botany Bay.
La Perouse was known as "Gooriwal" to the Muruora-dial people of the area.
La Perouse was named after the French navigator Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse (1741–88), who landed on the northern shore of Botany Bay west of Bare Island on 26 January 1788. Captain Arthur Phillip and the first fleet of convicts had arrived in Botany Bay a few days earlier. Louis XVI of France had commissioned Lapérouse to explore the Pacific. In April 1770 James Cook's expedition had sailed onto the east coast of Australia whilst exploring the south Pacific searching for Terra Australis or ‘Land of the South’. Upon King Louis XVI's orders, Lapérouse departed Brest, France, in command of and on 1 August 1785 on a scientific voyage of the Pacific inspired by the voyages of Cook. La Perouse in Sydney's south is named after the leader of this French expedition.
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  • A fascinating old building full of historical artefacts and amazing old photos of life during the depression.  more »
  • Helpful lady at entrance. Not a lot of items but a great local history. You get a wonderful view of the difficulties in a growing Australia for the indiginous people and the "newcomers". Building has....  more »
  • A great set up showing the history of the area. Coffee/tea available onsite and amazing water views. The entry is free and great for the whole family.  more »
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  • Nice house, friendly staff and diverse exhibition. Would love to see artists residence or specific exhibition
  • Located in a great spot. Some interesting displays of local history. Definitely worth a visit.
  • Great old building and stunning 320 degrees view of Australia's birth place.
  • Great display and information. Lovely historic building.
  • Day off and out with my family.

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