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Receveur Tomb : March 2014
Receveur Tomb : March 2014

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams / Lynda Newman

Memorial and grave of Friar Rene Receveur, a Franciscan scientist with La Perouse expedition who died here in 1788. He was the Chaplain and naturalist with the La Perouse expedition. He was speared in Samoa and died on reaching Australia. He was the first known Frenchman to be buried in the colony of New South Wales.

Hyacinthe de Bougainville commissioned the tomb in 1825 but it wasn’t completed until 1828 under the direction of Captain Piper.  

The inscription on the tomb in French says "Here lies L Receveur French Preist of Friars Minor, Scinetist in the Voyage Around the World under the leadership of de Laperouse, died February 17th, 1788."

Location

Address:ANZAC Parade, La Perouse, 2036
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.988175
Long: 151.232109
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:17-February-1788
Actual Event End Date:17-February-1788

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1825
Source: MA
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