"Keeweechic's Albany" Albany by keeweechic

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The area was first discovered by Captain Vancouver in 1791. It wasn’t until 1926 though that European settlers arrived and started to establish a colony here, the first in Western Australia. Initially Albany was used as an entry point into Western Australia because Fremantle lacked good deep water port facilities. As a result of the gold rushes in the 1890’s and thousands of prospectors pouring into Western Australia through Albany, the town prospered and many of the elegant historic buildings in the town derived from this era. There is still the old world charm and graciousness about the town.

Today Albany’s major industries are tourism and agriculture not to mention fishing. The population is around 30,000. The area which is quite hilly, boasts a dramatic granite coastline with sheltered waterways and white sandy beaches. 409 kms south of Perth, Albany is the regional centre for the Great Southern. During May to October you can view the migration of Whales.

Photos which are taken by myself and all headings are copyright and digitally marked. Please do not use them without permission. Thanks.
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  • yumyum's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2009 at 12:39 AM

    I've been to Albany several times. The treetop walk in Walpole must have been constructed after my visits. Thanks for bringing back memories.

  • TheWanderingCamel's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2008 at 6:15 AM

    One of my favourite places anywhere - stunning coastline, gorgeous beaches, historic town, beautiful hinterrland - doesn't get much better, does it? leyle

  • bkoon's Profile Photo
    May 4, 2007 at 7:36 PM

    Great tips.... Looks like I have to go to Albany. Interesting place. Will it be too cold there in 2 weeks?

  • nickandchris's Profile Photo
    Feb 27, 2006 at 5:50 AM

    A coastline to die for. Stunnung scenery here.

  • Toyin's Profile Photo
    Jan 31, 2005 at 6:03 AM

    Lovely page, outstanding narratives..Regards.

  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    Sep 4, 2004 at 1:50 PM

    Brings back fond memories of watching the seas crash on Tondirrup. Looks like you missed the whaling station!

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2004 at 9:53 PM

    haha the old Dog Rock, quite a u turn here..and we got thrown out of the National Park..they thought we wanna camp there..we did not..even think about it!! great page

  • Intrepidduck's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2004 at 3:39 AM

    Wow - "Dog Rock" certainly rocks!

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2003 at 12:26 PM

    No way on this earth could I walk over the Tree Top Walk, I would have to stay in the London Hotel having a glass of wine instead :-)

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2003 at 11:38 AM

    Much prettier than Albany, New York, or even the one in Georgia.

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