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First Settlement

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First Settlement

Albany is West­ern Australia's oldest settle­ment with a rich and vibr­ant history.

Founded in 1826, three years before Perth, Albany grew from the humblest of beginn­ings, a single shipload of soldiers, settlers and con­victs, into a bustl­ing re­gional centre.

Along the way, many of the early build­ings, and their artifacts have been pre­served, so you can share the stories of those early settlers today.

Ex­per­i­ence life in the 1800s, con­vict labour, open­ing up the land to farm­ing, build­ing the ports and railways, the age of wind and steam, in­ternational ship­ping, coastal de­f­ence, the overland telegraph and the ANZAC con­voys that left from these shores.