ANZAC ALBANY

Commemorate in Albany

April 25th 2020

We will remember them.

Albany lays claim to initiating the annual ANZAC Dawn Service tradition
Visit the National Anzac Centre, the Fortress Military Museum and Anzac Peace Park.
Experience the ANZAC legend ... on their way to the battlefields of the First World War.  

Albany is a significant pilgrimage destination for both national and international visitors
who wish to discover more about the ANZAC legend.

On 1 November 1914, Albany was the final departure point for the first ANZAC troops

Anzac Oral Histories
ORAL HISTORY VIDEO

Watch these dramatic audio|visual stories told by albany locals who experienced aspects of WW1 during their early days in Albany. Produced by local Albany oral history enthusiast Kim Lofts with assistance from historian, Malcolm Trail. Music composed & performed by Rod Vervest.
History Tour
HISTORY & ANZAC TOUR

Join the Busy Blue Bus for this enriching tour.
'Our story is Australia's story' A journey through time including a visit to the National ANZAC Centre and relaxation over coffee and cake at Middleton Beach.

Duration: 4 Hours (approx.)
National ANZAC Centre
Albany's unique and new National ANZAC Centre is now open to the public with a stunning and moving interactive experience that allows the visitor to follow a soldiers journey.
9.00am-5.00pm daily
70 Forts Rd, Mount Clarence Albany WA 6330
PH 08 9841 9369
Convoy Walk and Lookout
The Convoy Walk connects the parade ground of Princess Royal Fortress to the Convoy Lookout at the summit of Mt Adelaide. The Walk and Lookout feature interpretive markers bearing detailed information about the ships of the first and second Anzac convoys. The Convoy Lookout provides spectacular views over King George Sound where troops gathered on ships before departing for the First World War.
Remember Anzac
ANZAC day in Albany is always a special time. A dawn service is held at the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial on on Mt Clarence. The service is simulcast on screens in the town area and a community "Gunfire" breakfast is held. Over the ANZAC weekend, the community are invited to participate in the annual ritual of placing a poppy (provided) at Middleton Beach and a march is held in the City. View dates for this coming event by clicking on the image.
Anzac March
Participate as a spectator in the annual Anzac March on Anzac Day around the main streets of Albany. Find out more about this event and other ANZAC day events by clicking on the image.
Albany Peace Park
This park is beautifully landscaped and located on the towns foreshore. A great place for a reflective walk along the pathways and around the town harbour area. Featuring historic plaques with information about wartime events. Walk East towards the Entertainment Centre and find Due South or the View restaurant for coffee & meals.
Fortress Military Museum
Princess Royal Fortress Military Museum holds "a treasure trove of military memorabilia & information."
9.00 am-5.00 pm daily
(except Christmas Day & Good Friday)
Forts Rd, Albany WA 6330
www.albany.wa.gov.au/facilities/princess-royal-fortress
PH 08 9841 9369
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