A letter dated 11 March 1826, from Henry Bathurst, Secretary of State for War and the Colonies, instructed the Governor of New South Wales, Ralph Darling that if found suitable, a settlement should be established at King George’s Sound as it was located on the shipping route between Britain and Port Jackson.
The Albany Convict Gaol was established in 1852 for imperial convicts transported to Albany as skilled labourers.
Albany Landmarks & Laneways
Our attractions are part of Albany's new Landmarks & Laneways project. Landmarks and Laneways provides a guide to Albany's history and its public artworks in the form of a map, available online and in print.
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.