Special Events


Hon. Justice Michael Pembroke of the NSW Supreme Court

The Friends of the Lapérouse Museum together with the President of the NSW Legislative Council, the Hon. Don Harwin MLC are delighted to host a fundraising dinner in the Strangers’ Dining Room of NSW Parliament House Sydney, on Tuesday October 18 from 6:30pm. In unconventional style, our President Nicole Forrest Green, has arranged for Judge and Author the Hon. Justice Michael Pembroke of the NSW Supreme Court to speak about Captain Arthur Phillip a subject he knows well – including the vision and values Phillip shared with a great contemporary, Jean-Francois de Galaup, Count of Lapérouse, Capitaine de Vaisseau. In an age of enlightenment, where science and knowledge flourished, Lapérouse and Phillip were pioneers representing their respective countries with courage and determination, and where destiny brought both of them to a foreign land far, far from home, in January of 1788.

Funds raised on this special night will be directed in their entirety towards the Laperouse Education Fund, a program supported by both French and Australian Governments that will assist young Australian university students in the field of science, travel to France on an exchange program, to broaden their knowledge, skills and exposure to advanced technology, in the context of the spirit of the Enlightenment and the discoveries of Lapérouse.

 Cost: $120 per person Tables of Ten: $1000                                    Enquiries: tony.gentile@optusnet.com.au     PH: 0412 303 757