Exploration

This page is dedicated to explorers who have links with the La Perouse Headland.  It also contains links to websites with connections to Laperouse:

BOTANY BAY EXPLORERS:

French Exploration:

Link to voyages of Laperouse, deBougainville, d’Urville, Freycinet, Cook and more:  General story

International Laperouse Links:

Algeria

Image:Tamentfoust-vue-port.jpg  Tamentfoust was named La Perouse by the French in 1897 and after Algeria gained independence in 1962 the city reverted to its original name but there is still interest maintaining a connection to the french explorer.

Japan:

La Perouse Strait

 

[Japanese Soya-kaikyo Russian Proliv Laperuza] International waterway between the Russian island of Sakhalin and the Japanese island of Hokkaido. The strait, named for the French explorer count de La Pérouse, separates the Sea of Okhotsk from the Sea of Japan (East Sea). It is 27 mi (43 km) wide at its narrowest part, and it varies in depth from 167 to 387 ft (51 to 118 m). Noted for its extremely strong currents, it is closed by ice in the winter.