April 23, 2010 · 5 comments

Aboriginal chief who made an agreement with european settlers

Albany is the 6th largest city in Western Australia, however that doesn’t equal to much at 33k people. Is is also WA’s oldest European settlement, outdating Fremantle by 2 years.

The city surrounds princess harbour bay, and it has a wind farm overlooking it providing 75% of the cities power needs.

Attractions include a museum and fortress, it doesn’t take long to get around, but the city has a nice calm air about it, good for a morning stroll.

The Brig Amity replica lines the road opposite the harbour. The ship sailed originally in 1826 from Sydney in order to find a settlement and the replica was built in 1972. It isn’t especially big, but it carried 50 men in it’s day.

Brig Amity replica

Albany Church

Albany Church

Albany print shop

Albany Parish

There is not much of a beach to relax on in Albany (compared to other parts of the south coast of Australia), although the harbour view is nice on sunset.

There is a convict Gaol which would be worth visiting if you’ve never been to one before as well.

A Farm where you can cuddle up to a Joey or Koala bear is also around along with the usual farm animals, cows, chickens, and a camel, if you like to cuddle cows and camels.

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Maria Staal April 24, 2010 at 12:47 PM

Wow, Albany. I lived there for 3 months while working as a strawberry picker in 1994. Seems like a lifetime ago. Stayed at the campside on the Southern Ocean coast.
Great that the Brig Amity and Gaol are still there. Did you go and see the rock formations of the Natural Bridge on the other side of the bay? They’re quite spectacular.
Albany has indeed a nice quite air about is and great for a visit on the journey from Wave Rock to the great forests near Walpole and Pemberton.
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AdventureRob April 25, 2010 at 9:23 AM

It’s cool that you lived in Albany for a bit! Did they still have the windfarm back in 1994? It provides 80% of Albanys elec if I remember correctly.

I stayed over at a campsite for the night I was there, I might have missed the natural bridge though?
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Maria Staal April 26, 2010 at 8:46 AM

I can’t remember a windfarm near Albany, so it might not have been there yet when I was there.
Albany was a nice place to hang out for a bit and earn some cash for the next part of my journey. Thanks for bringing back my memories about it. :)


Nancy April 26, 2010 at 9:07 AM

Good on Albany for their windfarm. I’ve always wanted to visit a windfarm.Can you visit Albany’s?
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AdventureRob April 26, 2010 at 9:37 AM

I’m pretty sure it’s Albany with the windfarm anyway, it is at the end of the harbour and overlooks the water.

Nancy – I’m about 95% sure you can actually visit it. I didn’t do much in Albany as I was on a schedule but the windfarm was something I wanted to visit too.
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