Row over Laperouse museum’s roots, Southern Courier On-Line, 17 APR 12 @ 06:00AM By LEESA SMITH
Tony Gentile in the museum.
CONTENTION over the prominence of Indigenous and French historical artefacts at the Laperouse Museum has prompted a review to decide its future direction.
The museum was given to Australia as a bicentennial gift by the French government in 1988 but there is now controversy. (Note: The Museum was officially opened by the Hon. R.J. Carr, M.P., Minister for Environment and Planning, on the 23rd February, 1988, the museum was present to the New South Wales Government, in the name of the Laperouse Association, by the French minister Mr Andre Giraud, as President of the Comite Francais pour le Bicentenaire de l’Australie.) Continue reading