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La Perouse has witnessed many events significant in Australia’s national history, from Indigenous Australians to the arrival of James Cook, First Fleet and the Expedition of Laperouse. The Rum Trade flourished with the arrival of the Second Fleet and La Perouse became the first Customs Outpost in Australia. Later, the headland would provide communication between Australia and New Zealand and a defence outpost developed to protect important infrastructure.

Join in on a walking tour with Greg Bond and explore the landscape and colonial structures that reflect La Perouse’s diverse history. This event will also take place on this 191st Anniversary of the foundation of the Laperouse Monument by the Baron de Bougainville.

When: Sunday 11 September 2016, 10.15am for a 10:30 start. Finish at 12:00pm.
Where: Laperouse Museum, opposite The La Perouse Boatshed, Anzac Parade, La Perouse.
Cost: Free – bookings essential.
Contact: or 0418 628 730
Presented by Friends of the Laperouse Museum Inc.

Image: La Perouse Museum, courtesy Greg Bond.

History Week Neighbours postcardThis event is part of
History Week: Neighbours
3-11 September 2016
Presented by the History Council of NSW
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