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Donation from EricOn Monday 28th April, 2014, an original gouache of the Cable Station building, housing the Laperouse Museum, was presented to the Friends of the Laperouse Museum by M.Eric Berti, Consul General of France.  The artist is Marie Détrée, penintre officiel de la Marine (official painter of the French Navy) and pictured below at the Laperouse Museum during the visit by officers and crew of the Vendémiaire.   The work was completed aboard the FS Vendémiaire during the International Fleet Review in Sydney in October 2013.  ???????????????????????????????Site du musée Lapérouse