Today marks the 233rd anniversary of the death of Fr Receveur, Scientist and Franciscan Priest on the Laperouse Expedition. Masses have been held over the past centuries with this the first year since 1988 that it has not been held.

2009 Mass marking the 800th Anniversary of the Franciscan Order

Mass organiser, Lee Leo with fellow St Andrews volunteer Marie and Fr Pat Hurley at Randwick Australia Day Awards 2010 where Lee was honoured for her extensive volunteering.

Trish Ryan, conductor for many years at her last Mass in 2015.

Trish with Choir and Musicians 2015

Trish Ryan and Choir & Musicians 2013

Rain has never stopped the music, 2009 Mass marking the 800th anniversary of Franciscan order.

Madeleine Berti with musicians Henry, Will and Tom Peters 2013

Aaron Francey’s watercolour 2008

Original Tree Trunk in the Museum before it was returned to Paris in 2008.

World Youth Day pilgrims July 2008

Pilgrims from Townsville in 2009 hosted by Fr Paul Ghanem. 

Professor Ed Duyker’s 2011 work on Receveur.

Reece Discombe who made major contributions to the Museum was coincidentally born 17th February 1919

The replica of the Tree Stump cast in 2012 undertaken by the Fonderie Lauragaise under the direction of Monsieur and Madame Ramon





At the unveiling of the replica of the Altar Stone, 2012. The original was recovered in three pieces from the wreck of La Boussole in Vanikoro in 1964 by Reece Discombe and the Association Salomon of Noumea. The pieces were sent to Sydney by their respective custodians to be united and placed on exhibition for the opening of the Museum in 1988. 

Mass at the grave in 1933, taken by well-known photographer Sam Hood.

Musicians and Choir 2010

Musicians and Choir playing Laudate Dominum 2016


Consul-General Eric Berti in Procession 2013

Choir 2015

Fr Paul Ghanem with musicians 2011

Latin service 2016 which is held before the St Andrews service by the Society of St. Pius X.