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Duke Street Park

Situated next to Patrick Taylor Cottage, the Duke Street Park was opened in 2009.

The Albany Historical Society has held a long-term ambition to beautiful and enhance the area surrounding Patrick Taylor Cottage, and was successful in securing funding from the Federal Department of the Environment, Heritage and the Arts, receiving $121, 000 under the Department of the Environment Jobs Fund Grants Programme, allowing the ambition to come to fruition.

The park was officially opened on the 20th November, 2009 by the Society’s Patron, the Hon. Matthew Benson MLC, representing the Federal Minister for Heritage, the Hon. Peter Garrett AM, MP.

The new park has helped increase visitor numbers to Patrick Taylor Cottage, and it is hoped by the Committee of the Albany Historical Society that this will continue. The entry fees from Patrick Taylor Cottage help fund the upkeep of the cottage, as well as the park and gardens.

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Founded in 1962, Albany Historical Society is a non-profit organisation, staffed entirely by volunteers. We are dedicated to preserving Albany’s unique history and managing two of Albany’s most historic buildings.