Public Art In Albany
Albany is a port city located in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. It is the oldest
continuous European settlement in Western Australia, founded in 1826 and for a brief moment in time was the
only deep water port in the State. It also entwined itself in the ANZAC legend after the town
became the last port of call for troopships departing Australia in the First World War. Early explorers,
including François Thijssen (1626), George Vancouver (1791), Bruni d'Entrecasteaux (1792), Matthew Flinders (1801), Nicolas
Baudin (1803), Phillip Parker King (1822), Dumont d'Urville (1826) and Major Edmund Lockyer (1826) all stopped
by on their travels and have been, in some way, recognised by the people of Albany.