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La Pérouse at the library of Brest
Monday 27 April

Monday May 12st

La Pérouse library, created at the initiative of the University of Western Brittany (UBO), the french Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer) and the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD ), is located on the Technopole Brest-Iroise. Covering an area of 2 500 m2, including 600 on the reading room and 500 stores, it offers 70 seats wired benefiting from computers in a reading room that faces the ocean.

The mystery Lapérouse or unfinished dream of a king
Monday 27 April

Friday, May 23rd

Salomon Association has just published a book entitled The mystery Lapérouse or unfinished dream of a king

which takes stock of twenty-seven years of excavation and illuminates the history of the famous french navigator in 1788, to Vanikoro with his two ships.

Published by Conti this structure is part of the collection of the "very large library Thalassa" Georges Pernoud which is one of the directors involved. It supports and extends the exhibition "The Mystery Lapérouse" which opened in March 19th at the National Maritime Museum, Paris and scheduled to end on October 20th. Profusely illustrated over 400 pages, it explains the reasons for the expedition Lapérouse during the Enlightenment in the context of a king at the end of power.

The mystery Lapérouse or unfinished dream of a king, Conti Publishing, 2008

is available at the museum Lapérouse Albi


A column of Lapérouse to Botany Bay (Australia)

Friends of The La Pérouse Australian Museum , chaired by Dr Orlovovich celebrated on September 6th, 2008 the 183rd anniversary of the erection of the column commemorating the passage of Lapérouse in Botany Bay in Australia. colonneIndeed, the foundation stone was laid on September 6th in 1825 by Hyacinthe de Bougainville, Marine officer in french stopover in Sydney, son of Louis de Bougainville, who performed around the world 20 years before Lapérouse

An association " Laperouse " is going to be created in Alaska

Philippe Fichet Delavault gave a conference in Gustavus (Alaska)

LaPerouse Expedition talk to be held at Downtown Library Juneau Empire

A talk on "Cartography of the LaPerouse Expedition in Alaska in 1786" will be presented by the LaPerouse Alaska Association on Aug. 8 at the Downtown Library at 3 p.m.
John Baldry will present an illustrated talk on the map-making of the LaPerouse expedition, and Larry Vose and Bob Winter will present about "Navigating into Lituya Bay."
All marine pilots, Baldry first sailed in Alaskan waters in 1969 and has an interest in early navigation. Vose was a former captain of the USS Planetree and chief of aids-to-navigation and Winter has navigated Lituya Bay many times to service the terrestrial range markers there.
The event is free and open to the public.
The LaPerouse Alaska Association was formed this year and has plans for future presentations about the early European explorers in Alaska and the Tlingit people they encountered.
For information online about LaPerouse in Alaska, see http://web.mac.com/phfichetdelavault/USA/22.html. For more information about the event call 321-7558.