The painting of La Perouse is by Marie Détrée, Official Painter of the the French Navy, who recently carried out a mission to Sydney during the International Fleet Review. A book on this mission, to be titled A Mission in the Pacific, is in preparation. The book will pay homage to the La Perouse site where there was a fine ceremony with the crew of the Vendémiaire on the 7th October. In addition a calendar will be produced and sold for the benefit of French benevolent societies in Australia.
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