Award of the Honour of Knight in the National order of Merit to Mr Anthony Gentile, secretary of the Friends of la Perouse Museum [fr]
On November 9, 2019, Mr Anthony Gentile, secretary of the Friends of La Perouse Museum was awarded the Honour of Knight in the National order of Merit, by Mrs Anne Boillon , Consul General of France.
The ceremony held in the La Perouse Museum was attended by the Hon. Don Harwin Minister of State, Minister for Public service, Aboriginal affairs and the Arts, the Hon Matt Thistlethwaite, Federal Member for Kingsford Smith, the Hon Michael Daley, Member for Randwick, the Hon Marjorie O’Neill , Member for Cogee , the Mayor of Randwick , Dany Said, the Councillor and former Mayor of Randwick, Noel d’Souza , and the members of the Friends of the La Pérouse Museum,
The Consul general commended the very important role Tony Gentile is playing with the Friends of the La Pérouse Museum to keep alive this legacy of the Australia 1988 bicentenary and this symbol the common maritime history between France and Australia.