La Perouse

La Perouse

 

Artist

Suzie Bleach and Andrew Townsend

Medium

Bronze

District

South Canberra

Commissioned

2014

2000Territory and Municipal Services Directorate

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Jean-François de Galaup, compte de La Pérouse led a French naval expedition to the Pacific Ocean in 1785. His two ships La Boussole and L’Astrolabe made extensive explorations of its coasts, islands and atolls. They sailed into Botany Bay in January 1788, only days after the arrival of the First Fleet. Following their departure six weeks later, both ships were wrecked on the reefs of Vanikoro in the Solomon Islands.

Installed May 2014.

Suzie Bleach and Andrew Townsend
La Pérouse, 2014
Bronze (foundry – Paul Westra)
Red Hill Shopping Centre