Albany, Western Australia

Albany /ˈælbəni/ is a port city in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, 418 km SE of Perth, the state capital. Albany is the oldest colonial settlement in Western Australia, predating Perth and Fremantle by over two years.

The city centre is at the northern edge of Princess Royal Harbour, which is a part of King George Sound. The central business district is bounded by Mount Clarence to the east and Mount Melville to the west. The city is in the local government area of the City of Albany.

The Albany settlement was founded on 26 December 1826,[3] as a military outpost of New South Wales as part of a plan to forestall French ambitions in the region. To that end, on 21 January 1827, the commander of the outpost, Major Edmund Lockyer, formally took possession of the western third of the continent for the British Crown.[4]

The settlement was initially named Frederick Town in honour of Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany.[5][6][7] In 1831, the settlement was transferred to the control of the Swan River Colony and renamed Albany by Lieutenant-Governor James Stirling.[8]

During the last decade of the 19th century the town served as a gateway to the Eastern Goldfields. For many years, it was the colony's only deep-water port, having a place of eminence on shipping services between Britain and its Australian colonies. The opening of the Fremantle Inner Harbour in 1897,[9] however, saw its importance as a port decline, after which the town's industries turned primarily to agriculture, timber and later, whaling.

Today as a city it is the southern terminus for tourism in the region, and the state's South West,[10] which is known for its natural environment and preservation of heritage. The town has a role in the ANZAC legend, being the last port of call for troopships departing Australia in the First World War. Also an auxiliary submarine base for the US Navy's 7th Fleet was developed during the Second World War in the event the submarine base at Fremantle was lost. Also in the harbour was an RAN Naval Installation which provided for alongside refuelling from four 5000 ton fuel tanks.[11]

Western Australia
York Street Albany
York Street in Albany
Albany is located in Western Australia
Coordinates35°01′22″S 117°52′53″E / 35.02278°S 117.88139°ECoordinates: 35°01′22″S 117°52′53″E / 35.02278°S 117.88139°E
Population33,145 (2016 census)[1] (43rd)
 • Density111.524/km2 (288.85/sq mi)
Established26 December 1826
Area297.2 km2 (114.7 sq mi)[2] (2011 urban)
Time zoneAWST (UTC+8)
LGA(s)City of Albany
State electorate(s)Albany
Federal Division(s)O'Connor
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
19.5 °C
67 °F
11.7 °C
53 °F
929.6 mm
36.6 in
Albany Entertainment Centre 2011 SMC
Albany Entertainment Centre, opened December 2010.
Port of Albany
Port of Albany
Albany Australia 1874
Albany, 1874 by Sir Whately Eliot
York Street Albany WA
York Street in the centre of Albany
St Joseph Albany 2
Saint Joseph Catholic Church in Albany

Early history

Kinjarling (Albany) was home to Menang Noongar indigenous tribes during the summer season. They called the area Kinjarling which means "the place of rain".[12] Many town names in South-Western Australia end in "up" or "ing", which means "place of" in the Noongar language. They would sometimes camp near "Boondie Yokine" – roughly translated as Dog Rock.[12] Early European explorers discovered evidence of fish traps located on Emu Point and on the French, now the Kalgan, River. Vancouver made attempts to find the inhabitants of the area but only found bark dwellings that were unoccupied. Later explorers made contact and were told to leave, but were accepted when they didn't. Most of the exploration was made to survey the land and sea and assess the resources for further exploitation. The explorers only occasionally noted the Noongars they encountered. Native treatment laws and programs have affected the tribes since settlement.

Heritage buildings

The following Information is derived from the State Heritage Register[13] where these places are registered. The assessment criteria contain more details.

  • The Old Farm Strawberry Hill was established in 1827 as a government farm to feed the colonial soldiers stationed around King George's Sound. It is the oldest farm in Western Australia. The homestead, which became the home of the Government Resident in 1836, is an example of a colonial gentleman's residence. After a chequered history the property was vested in the National Trust WA in 1964 and is now a house museum.
  • Patrick Taylor Cottage (1832), Western Australia's oldest surviving dwelling, built in 1832 by the Morley Brothers. It is now maintained by the Albany Historical Society.
  • St John's Church (1841–1848) is a stone building with shingled roofs in the Old Colonial Gothick Picturesque style. Set among trees, it was designed to be part of an overall contrived picturesque scene in the manner of an English garden landscape.[14]
  • Scots Uniting Church (1892) was designed in the Victorian Academic Gothic style by Melbourne architect Evander McIver and built with local granite stonework.
  • The complex now known as The Residency Museum was established in 1850 as a depot for the Convict Establishment in Albany. It is an L shaped, single storied, masonry building with a timber framed, timber shingled roof. In 1873 it was converted into the Resident Magistrate's home. It now serves as a museum.
  • The Victorian Free Classical Revival style Town Hall (1888) is a two-storey stone building with a prominent clock tower, which dominates York Street, the main street of Albany. It has been put to many uses apart from council meetings, including public entertainment and public meetings of all kinds and even as the venue for the first regional meeting of the State Parliament.
  • The Old Post Office was built in two stages, the first was designed in 1869 by J Manning, the second, including a prominent tower, was designed in 1896 by George Temple-Poole. It now houses the Albany campus of the University of Western Australia.
  • The Court House, constructed of Albany brick and granite with a tiled roof, was designed in the Federation Romanesque style by the Public Works Department under the supervision of George Temple Poole and Hillson Beasley in 1897.
  • Another example of the work of George Temple Poole is the limestone and shingle Federation Arts and Crafts style Cottage Hospital, designed in 1886 and completed in 1897. It is one of the oldest hospitals in the state and served as such until 1962. It is now occupied by the Vancouver Arts Centre (named after the explorer George Vancouver).
Old Farm, Strawberry Hill

Old Farm, Strawberry Hill

Old Farm, drawing room

Old Farm, drawing room

St.John's Church

St.John's Church

St.John's Church tower

St.John's Church tower

Albany Court House

Albany Court House

Old Post Office, north front

Old Post Office, north front

Old Post Office, south front

Old Post Office, south front

Scots Uniting Church

Scots Uniting Church

Vancouver House, formerly the Cottage Hospital

Vancouver House, formerly the Cottage Hospital

Town Hall, Albany

Town Hall, Albany

Patrick Taylor cottage museum

Patrick Taylor Cottage, Duke Street


At the 2016 Census, the urban population of Albany was over 33,145[1] making it the state's sixth-largest population centre.[15]

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people made up 3.5% of the population.
  • 74.3% of people were born in Australia. The next most common countries of birth were England 7.5%, New Zealand 1.7%, Philippines 1.6%, South Africa 1.1% and Scotland 0.7%.
  • 86.8% of people only spoke English at home. Other languages spoken at home included Filipino 0.7%, Italian 0.6%, Tagalog 0.6%, Afrikaans 0.6% and German 0.4%.
  • The most common responses for religion were No Religion 37.4%, Anglican 16.5% and Catholic 13.1%.[1]


Ellen Cove, Middleton Beach, Albany

The city centre of Albany is located between the hills of Mount Melville and Mount Clarence, which look down into Princess Royal Harbour. Many beaches surround Albany, with Middleton Beach being the closest to the town centre. Other popular beaches include Frenchman Bay and Muttonbird Island.

Albany is 418 km (260 mi) SSE of the state capital, Perth, to which it is linked by Albany Highway.

Wine region

Albany is in a sub-region of the Great Southern region of Western Australia.[16]


View of Lake Seppings from Mount Clarence
Emu Point, Albany WA (3099307661)
Emu Point Boat pens and ramp

The Albany coastline is notorious for deaths due to king waves washing people off rocks. The Torndirrup National Park features some of the more rugged coastline in the area. However, there are many beaches that are safe and usable:


Albany has a Mediterranean climate (Köppen Csb) with dry, warm summers, mild, wet winters, and pleasant springs and autumns.[17] Summers have short spells of very hot weather, but cool ocean breeze brings relief, especially during evenings and nights. The city is situated on what is promoted as the "Rainbow Coast", an appropriate title given the frequency of days with both sun and drizzle or showers. Albany has 44.8 clear days annually.

July is the wettest month, with a long-term average of 144.0 mm (5.67 in). Rain in excess of 0.2 mm (0.01 in) occurs on two days out of every three during an average winter. The driest month is February with a mean of 22.9 mm (0.90 in).

Albany received a record amount of rain on 20 November 2008 when violent storms swept across the Great Southern region. The town was flooded after 113.8 mm (4.48 in) of rain fell in a 24-hour period, the highest amount recorded since rainfall records began in 1877.[18] The wettest month on record was June 1920 when 292.8 mm (11.5 in) fell, while February 1877 and February 1879 remain the only rainless months.


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Sperm whale remains at the Albany Whaling Station in July 1977
Albany Wind Farm, Western Australia
Wind farm at Albany
Dog Rock Albany
Dog Rock Albany 2006
Princess Royal Harbour panorama

Albany's main industries are tourism, fishing, timber (wood chips) and agriculture. From 1952 to 1978 whaling was a major source of income and employment for the local population.

The Whaling Station, which closed operations in 1978, has been converted to a museum of whaling, and features one of the 'Cheynes' whale chasers that were used for whaling in Albany. The station was the last operating whaling station in the southern hemisphere and the English-speaking world at the time of closure.[21]

The Western Power Wind Farm is located at Sand Patch, to the west of Albany. The wind farm, originally commissioned in 2001 with 12 turbines, now has 18 turbines, driven by strong southerly winds, and can generate up to 80%[22] of the city's electricity usage.[23]

Albany has a number of historical sites including the Museum, Albany Convict Gaol, The Princess Royal Fortress (commonly known as The Forts) and Patrick Taylor Cottage, one of the oldest dwellings in Western Australia, c1832.[24] Albany has a great deal of historical significance to Western Australia.

Natural sights along the rugged coastline include the 'Natural Bridge' and the 'Gap'. The beaches have pristine white sand. The destroyer HMAS Perth was sunk in King George Sound in 2001 as a dive wreck.[25] Albany is also close to two low mountain ranges, the Porongurups and Stirling Ranges.

Albany is the southern terminus of the Bibbulmun Track walking trail.[26]

Albany is the southern terminus of the Munda Biddi Trail off road cycling trail.[27]

Albany is home to HMAS Albany (based in Darwin) and the adopted home port of the Royal Australian Navy frigate HMAS Anzac. Albany is frequently visited by other warships.


Albany has a city bus service run by Love's Bus Service with five town routes. Albany is connected to Perth with road-coach services via Walpole and Bunbury; via Katanning and Northam; via Kojonup and Williams. Transwa coaches also serve Jerramungup, Ravensthorpe and Hopetoun.[28]

Regional Express Airlines, a national independent regional airline, provides 23 services a week between Perth and Albany Airport using 34-passenger turboprop Saab 340 aircraft.[29][30]

Albany was served by the Albany Progress passenger train from Perth until 1978. The railway station reopened as a tourist information centre in 1994.[31]


Albany radio stations include 783 Triple M (formerly 6VA and RadioWest), GOLD MX, Rete Italia, Vision FM, Fly FM Albany, HitFM (formerly HOT FM), ABC South Coast, ABC News, ABC Radio National, ABC Classic FM, Triple J, Racing Radio & Albany Community Radio.

Below is a table showing the broadcast frequencies on which these services can be received.

Service Broadcast frequency
ABC Local Radio 630 kHz AM
783 Triple M 783 kHz AM
GOLD MX 1611 kHz AM
Rete Italia 1629 kHz AM
Vision FM (Local) 87.6 MHz FM
Fly FM 88.0 MHz FM
ABC News 92.1 MHz FM
Triple J 92.9 MHz FM
Vision FM 93.7 MHz FM
ABC Classic FM 94.5 MHz FM
HitFM 95.3 MHz FM
ABC Radio National 96.9 MHz FM
Albany Community Radio 100.9 MHz FM
Racing Radio 104.9 MHz FM
HitFM (Local) 106.5 MHz FM

Localised television stations available in Albany include GWN7, WIN Television Western Australia, West Digital Television, SBS and ABC Television Western Australia. GWN7 broadcasts a half-hour news program for regional WA, GWN7 News, at 5:30pm on weeknights with a district newsroom covering Albany and surrounding areas based in the city.

Below is a table showing the full suite of digital television services available in Albany. These services are broadcast from Mount Clarence and cover the majority of the geographic area with some areas requiring signal to be received from the Southern Agricultural site at Mount Barker. Both these transmission sites employ vertical polarity. Furthermore, a number of residents rely on receiving these services via satellite using the Viewer Access Satellite Television (VAST) system.

LCN Channel name Broadcast ch. no. Broadcast frequency
2 ABC UHF 43 634.5 MHz
3 SBS UHF 41 620.625 MHz
5 NINE UHF 44 641.5 MHz
6 GWN7 UHF 45 648.5 MHz
8 WIN UHF 42 627.5 MHz
20 ABC HD UHF 43 634.5 MHz
21 ABC UHF 43 634.5 MHz
23 ABC ME UHF 43 634.5 MHz
24 ABC NEWS UHF 43 634.5 MHz
30 SBS HD UHF 41 620.625 MHz
31 SBS VICELAND HD UHF 41 620.625 MHz
32 SBS VICELAND UHF 41 620.625 MHz
33 SBS Food UHF 41 620.625 MHz
34 NITV UHF 41 620.625 MHz
50 9Gem UHF 44 641.5 MHz
55 9Go! UHF 44 641.5 MHz
62 7TWO UHF 45 648.5 MHz
63 7mate UHF 45 648.5 MHz
65 ishop tv UHF 45 648.5 MHz
68 RACING.COM UHF 45 648.5 MHz
80 WIN HD UHF 42 627.5 MHz
81 10 BOLD UHF 42 627.5 MHz
82 10 Peach UHF 42 627.5 MHz
83 Sky News on WIN UHF 42 627.5 MHz
84 TVSN UHF 42 627.5 MHz

Local newspapers are the Albany Advertiser (established 1888) and The Extra, (owned by Seven West Media Limited, publishers of The West Australian), and The Great Southern Weekender, independently owned by Beaconwood Holdings Pty. Ltd. The Great Southern Weekender also owns local radio stations GOLD MX and Fly FM.


There are currently several primary schools, eight high schools and one university campus in the Albany area.

Albany Senior High School
Great Southern Grammar Gym
Albany UWA Centre
Albany UWA Centre 2006

Primary schools

  • Albany Primary School
  • Flinders Park Primary
  • Mount Lockyer Primary
  • Parklands School
  • Spencer Park Primary
  • Yakamia Primary
  • Woodbury Boston Primary School
  • Woodthorpe School
  • Little Grove Primary School

High schools



See also


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Albany (Sighicant Urban Area)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 January 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "2011 Census Community Profiles: Albany". ABS Census. Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  3. ^ Battye, James Sykes (1924). Western Australia: A History from Its Discovery to the Inauguration of the Commonwealth. Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 61.
  4. ^ "King George's Sound Settlement". State Records. State Records Authority of New South Wales. Archived from the original on 24 June 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014.
  5. ^ Nind, Isaac Scott (7 February 1828). "View of Frederick Town, King Georges Sound, at the expiration of the first year of its settlement" (pdf). Manuscripts, Oral History and Pictures. State Library of New South Wales. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  6. ^ Nind, Isaac Scott (1832). "Description of the Natives of King George's Sound (Swan River Colony) and Adjoining Country". The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London. 1: 12. JSTOR 1797657. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  7. ^ Wilson, Thomas Braidwood (1835). "Formation of the Settlement at King George's Sound". Narrative of a Voyage Round the World. London: Sherwood Gilbert & Piper. p. 281. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  8. ^ West, D.A.P., The Settlement on the Sound – Discovery and settlement of the Albany Region 1791–1831, Western Australian Museum, Perth, 1976, reprinted 2004. pp. 55–115.
  9. ^ Hutchison, D., Fremantle Walks, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle, 2006, pp. 51–55.
  10. ^ "Destination Albany". Retrieved 2017-10-07.
  11. ^ Base Facilities Report, Commander US 7th Fleet dated 15 September 1944 p26.
  12. ^ a b The Amity Heritage Precinct "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 January 2010. Retrieved 2009-12-16.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link) Retrieved 3 August 2007.
  13. ^ "State Heritage Register". Heritage Council, State Heritage Office. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
  14. ^ "Strawberry Hill". National Trust. Canberra, ACT: Australian Council of National Trusts. Retrieved 23 May 2018.
  15. ^ About Albany Archived 29 February 2016 at the Wayback Machine City of Albany, accessed 1 December 2009
  16. ^ James Halliday (2009). The Australian Wine Encyclopedia. Hardie Grant Books. ISBN 978-1-74066-774-6.
  17. ^ Garden 1977, p.5.
  18. ^ "PerthNow - Storm dumps record rainfall on Albany". 20 November 2008. Archived from the original on 3 September 2012. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
  19. ^ "Climate statistics for Albany". Australian Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  20. ^ "Climate Statistics for Albany Airport Comparison". Climate statistics for Australian locations. Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 23 April 2016.
  21. ^ "Whaling". State Library of Western Australia. Retrieved 3 May 2017.
  22. ^ "Albany Wind Farm". Verve Energy. 2013. Archived from the original on 22 November 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  23. ^ Wind Energy in Western Australia Archived 9 March 2008 at the Wayback Machine Jade Carlton, Retrieved 3 August 2007.
  24. ^ "Assessment Documentation - Patrick Taylor Cottage". Register of Heritage Places. Heritage Council of Western Australia. 30 June 2009. Archived from the original (pdf) on 12 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  25. ^ Former HMAS Perth Dive Wreck Archived 18 June 2013 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved 3 August 2007.
  26. ^ "Albany Bibbulmun Track". Bibbulmun Track Foundation. Retrieved 2017-10-07.
  27. ^ // Missing or empty |title= (help)
  28. ^ Timetable Files Transwa
  29. ^ "REX airline to fly to Albany and Esperance". The West Australian. Perth, WA. 22 February 2016. Archived from the original on 10 June 2016. Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  30. ^ Start of Rex flights welcomed Minister for Agriculture & Food Transport 27 February 2016
  31. ^ Visitor Centre City of Albany


  • Arnold, Murray (2015). A Journey Travelled: Aboriginal-European Relations at Albany and the Surrounding Region from first contact to 1926. Crawley, WA: UWA Publishing. ISBN 9781742586632.
  • Garden, Donald S. Albany : a panorama of the Sound from 1827. West Melbourne, Vic.: Thomas Nelson (Australia), 1977. ISBN 0-17-005167-6

External links


ABC South Coast

ABC South Coast is an ABC Local Radio station based in Albany. The station broadcasts to the coastal parts of the Great Southern region of Western Australia. This includes the towns of Denmark and Mount Barker.

Although planned in 1951 the station began broadcasting as 6AL in 1956. There are a number of low power FM transmitters as well. Local programs are also broadcast through ABC Great Southern.

When local programs are not being broadcast, the station is a relay of 720 ABC Perth.

Alan Carpenter

Alan John Carpenter (born 4 January 1957) is a former Australian politician who served as the 28th Premier of Western Australia, from 2006 to 2008. From Albany, Carpenter graduated from the University of Western Australia, and worked as a journalist before entering politics. A member of the Labor Party, he was first elected to the Legislative Assembly at the 1996 state election, representing the seat of Willagee. In the Gallop ministry, which took office following the 2001 election, Carpenter was Minister for Education (later Education and Training), as well as holding several other portfolios. He replaced Geoff Gallop as premier in January 2006, following Gallop's resignation, but Labor lost office following a hung parliament at the 2008 election, with Colin Barnett becoming premier as the leader of a minority Liberal Party government. Carpenter resigned from parliament in 2009, and currently holds a senior management position with Wesfarmers Limited.

Albany Airport (Western Australia)

Albany Regional Airport (IATA: ALH, ICAO: YABA) is an airport serving Albany, Western Australia. It is located 6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi) northwest of Albany just off Albany Highway and operated by the City of Albany.Also known as Harry Riggs Albany Regional Airport, it is the largest airport in the Great Southern Region. The IATA airport code is sometimes listed as ABA and the ICAO airport code was previously YPAL.

The Royal Flying Doctors Service, general charter flights and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) flights are also serviced by the airport.

Beau Maister

Beau Maister (born 20 March 1986 as Beau Wilkes) is an Australian rules footballer who played with St Kilda and the West Coast Eagles in the Australian Football League (AFL) and for the Claremont Football Club in the West Australian Football League (WAFL).

Brian Sarre

Brian James Sarre (born 27 December 1942) is a former Australian rules footballer who played for Subiaco in the WANFL during the 1960s. He is the full-back in Subiaco's official 'Team of the Century'.

Sarre, originally from Albany, was eighteen when he made his Subiaco debut in 1960. He spent the rest of the decade as the club's full-back, although occasionally he would venture forward or play in the ruck. Sarre finished his career with 172 games but never once got to appear in a Grand Final. His brother John also played at Subiaco while their father had been a ruckman with Sturt.

He made twelve interstate appearances for Western Australia, the first of which came in 1963 when he won a Simpson Medal for his effort against the VFL's star forward Doug Wade. In 1966, at the Hobart Carnival, Sarre again performed well and was selected in the All-Australian team.

Centennial Park, Western Australia

Centennial Park is an inner suburb of Albany, Western Australia, immediately north of the CBD within the local government area of the City of Albany. It contains a light industrial area and numerous sporting facilities which serve the entire Albany catchment area.

It was gazetted as a suburb in 1979.

City of Albany

The City of Albany is a local government area in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, about 410 kilometres (255 mi) south-southeast of Perth, the capital of Western Australia. It covers an area of 4,312.3 square kilometres (1,665 sq mi), including the Greater Albany metropolitan area and the Port of Albany, as well as the surrounding agricultural district and some national parks. The City of Albany had a population of over 36,000 at the 2016 census.

Darcy Cameron

Darcy Cameron (born 18 July 1995) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the Sydney Swans in the Australian Football League (AFL).

Originally from Albany, Western Australia, Cameron grew up as a West Coast Eagles fan. He was a cricketer and swimmer in his youth and played football for North Albany. Cameron played for Claremont in the West Australian Football League, averaging one goal, 11 disposals and 16 hitouts over 40 league matches. He wore number 18. Cameron was expected to be drafted by West Coast in the 2016 AFL draft, but was taken by Sydney with pick 48. He made a positive start, impressing coach John Longmire in his first pre-season. Cameron lacerated his finger during training in March. It was later infected in a North East Australian Football League (NEAFL) match against Sydney University, rendering him unavailable for one week. Shoulder surgery halfway through the year restricted him to nine NEAFL games. In April, Cameron signed a contract extension, tying him to Sydney until 2019.In 2018, Sam Naismith's season-ending anterior cruciate ligament injury, Kurt Tippett's retirement and a quadriceps injury to Sam Reid opened up senior opportunities for Cameron. He played both JLT Community Series matches and showed good form in the NEAFL, averaging 34 hitouts, 19 possessions and one goal over 13 matches. However, he did not make his AFL debut until round 18 against the Gold Coast Suns at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

David Beard

David Beard (born 23 October 1973) is an Australian volleyball player, who twice competed for the Men's National Team at the Summer Olympics: Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004.Born in Albany, Western Australia, Beard started his volleyball career at Monbulk College in 1983. Beard played as a passer or power hitter. He was the captain of the national squad for several years and competed professionally in Germany and Italy.

Electoral district of Albany

Albany is a Legislative Assembly electorate in the state of Western Australia. Albany is named for the port and regional city of Western Australia which falls within its borders. It is one of the oldest electorates in Western Australia, with its first member having been elected in the inaugural 1890 elections of the Legislative Assembly. It is regarded as a swinging seat, and has been held by the Labor Party since the 2001 election, at which the present Member, Peter Watson, was first elected.

Joel Jackson

Joel Jackson is an Australian actor and occasional musician. He is best known for his role as Charles Bean in Deadline Gallipoli and Peter Allen in Peter Allen: Not the Boy Next Door. For both roles he was nominated for and won the 2015 AACTA Award for Best Lead Actor in a Television Drama.

Josh Bootsma

Josh Bootsma (born 22 February 1993) is an Australian rules footballer currently listed with Peel Thunder in the West Australian Football League (WAFL). He previously played for the Carlton Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL), but had his contract terminated midway through the 2014 season, for breaching the club's and the AFL's codes of conduct.

Kalgan River

The Kalgan River is a river in the Great Southern region of Western Australia.

King River (Great Southern, Western Australia)

The King River is a river in the Great Southern region of Western Australia.

List of Albany suburbs

This is a list of the suburbs and localities of Albany, Western Australia.

Little Grove, Western Australia

Little Grove is a suburb of Albany, Western Australia.

Little Grove is situated on a peninsula south of Princess Royal Harbour. Directly across the harbour is Albany's central business district. Little Grove borders Torndirrup National Park in the east.It has been the location of sporting activities early in the history of Albany, with access by boats from across the harbour.Frenchman Bay Road passes through the suburb.

Marley Williams

Marley Williams (born 22 July 1993) is a professional Australian rules footballer playing for the North Melbourne Football Club in the Australian Football League (AFL). He previously played for the Collingwood Football Club from 2012 to 2016. He was recruited by Collingwood in the 2012 Rookie Draft, with pick #35. Williams made his debut in Round 9, 2012, against Adelaide at Football Park.Following the retirement of Ben Johnson in 2013, at the beginning of 2014 Johnson presented Williams with his number 26 guernsey, reenacting Gavin Brown's presentation of the guernsey to Johnson in 2001. At the conclusion of the 2016 season, he was traded to North Melbourne. On July 5, Williams extended his contract with North Melbourne until the end of the 2019 season.

Mount Clarence, Western Australia

Mount Clarence is an inner suburb of Albany, Western Australia, between the Albany city centre and Middleton Beach. Its local government area is the City of Albany, and over three-quarters of its land area is either parkland or forest, including Albany's Heritage Park.

Mount Clarence was gazetted as a suburb in 1979.

Rechelle Hawkes

Rechelle Margaret Hawkes , (born 30 May 1967 in Albany, Western Australia) was the captain of the Australian Women’s Hockey Team, best known as the Hockeyroos, for eight years and became the second Australian woman after swimmer Dawn Fraser to win three Olympic gold medals at three separate Olympic Games: Seoul 1988, Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000.

Hawkes also competed at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, where Australia finished fifth. She made her debut in 1985, and reached a milestone in 1999, when the midfield player celebrated 250 games for the national team. She read the Athlete's Olympic Oath at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

She received a Medal of the Order of Australia in 1989, an Australian Sports Medal in 2000, and a Centenary Medal in 2001. In 2001, she was inducted into the Australian Institute of Sport 'Best of the Best'. She was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2002.Hawkes is currently Assistant Coach to the Victoria Park Xavier Hockey Club's women's first side (for season 2010).

In the 2018 Australia Day Honours Hawkes was made a Member of the Order of Australia "For significant service to hockey, particularly as national captain of multiple tournament-winning teams, and as a role model and commentator."

Climate data for Albany
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 41.7
Average high °C (°F) 22.8
Average low °C (°F) 15.2
Record low °C (°F) 7.8
Average rainfall mm (inches) 23.7
Average rainy days 7.9 7.6 11.0 14.1 18.1 20.0 21.5 21.0 18.3 16.3 12.2 9.5 177.5
Average afternoon relative humidity (%) 67 67 69 69 70 70 70 68 69 70 68 67 69
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology[19]
Climate data for Albany Airport
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 45.6
Average high °C (°F) 24.8
Average low °C (°F) 13.7
Record low °C (°F) 4.8
Average precipitation mm (inches) 23.6
Average precipitation days 8.2 8.0 10.9 13.9 17.0 19.0 20.3 20.8 18.3 15.8 13.0 9.6 174.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 251.1 209.1 204.6 186.0 167.4 153.0 170.5 189.1 189.0 210.8 222.0 244.9 2,397.5
Source: Bureau of Meteorology[20]
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