On the 29th of September 1791, explorer Captain George Vancouver, whilst exploring the south coast on HMS Discovery, entered and named King George the Third’s Sound and Princess Royal Harbour along with islands and coastal areas of the Albany region. He took possession of New Holland for the British Crown.
1841 saw the arrival of Edward John Eyre, in Albany. This was his final destination of explorer. Edward was the first European to reach Western Australia overland from the eastern colonies.
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.