About Us
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Albany became the first settlement in Western Australia, known in its early days as Frederickstown, with the arrival of Major Edmund Lockyer with a contingent of convicts, soldiers, a surgeon and a storekeeper in the Brig Amity on Christmas Day, 1826.

Today Albany is a thriving regional centre and popular tourist destination, boasting many wonderful, well preserved buildings from earlier times; so well preserved in fact that they are still in use today.

Albany Historical Society is the proud custodian of Two of these treasures, maintaining them on a voluntary basis and inviting the public to come and visit our past.

Founded in 1962, Albany Historical Society is a non-profit organisation, affiliated with the Royal Western Australian Historical Society and staffed entirely by volunteers.


It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the Albany Historical Society’s website and I thank you for taking the time to visit us. It is my hope, and that of the Executive Committee, that you find this website of interest. We hope it will help inform you as to the workings of the Albany Historical Society.

– Andrew Eyden, CEO