Sunday, 23 March 2014

Unveiling of the replica of the Bussole

Ron Hoenig MP, Matt Thistlethwaite MP & Michael Daley MP 
I was delighted to be amongst the guests of the Mayor and Councillors of Randwick City Council last Friday night at the unveiling of the replica of the Bussole at the La Perouse Museum by the French Consulate together with my parliamentary colleagues Matt Thistlethwaite MP Federal Member for Kingsford-Smith and Michael Daley MP Member for Maroubra.

The Bussole and the Astrolabe of the French Navy, commanded by Jean-Francois de Galaup, comte de La Perouse arrived off Botany Bay on the 24 January 1788 as the First Fleet was attempting to move the colony from there to Sydney Cove.

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