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Volcanism in Australia first observed by Laperouse crew in 1788

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Laperouse Museum

Anzac Parade

La Perouse, NSW 2036

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Dr Peter Rickwood will talk about the sighting of columnar sandstone on the Northern shore of Botany Bay by members of the French Lapérouse expedition. This discovery was made some time between 26 January and 26 February 1788 and was described by John Hunter as ‘(in miniature) resembling the Giants Causeway in the north of Ireland’. Time permitting there will also be a short walk around the site. Tea and coffee will be available.

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