Laperouse Museum

This highly recommended museum occupies the old Cable Station, and presents the rich and varied history of La Perouse – it was once the site of an Aboriginal mission station and a Depression-era shanty town.

The real focus of the museum is the life and times of La Perouse himself, with galleries devoted to the history of Pacific exploration, the voyage to Botany Bay and the eventual wreck and loss of the entire expedition. Not far from the museum is a monument to La Perouse near the grave of Father Receveur, the chaplain on the expedition.

Anzac Pde, La Perouse; (02) 9247 5033; open 10am–4pm Sun.

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