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News | Albany Historical Society
Latest news, updates and articles of interest from the Albany (Kinjarling) Historical Society.

“Haunted and Mysterious Albany” available at the Old Gaol
Monday 20th November, 2023

Kevin Gomm’s new book, Haunted and Mysterious Albany, details the spooky and ghostly side to Albany, and includes information about Albany Convict Gaol and Patrick Taylor Cottage. The book is available to buy at the Convict Gaol for $20. Published by Digger Press.

Rio Tinto Community Giving Grant
Monday 14th August, 2023

Albany Historical Society would like to give our sincerest appreciation and gratitude to Rio Tinto for their generous funding of the gardening equipment to be used at Duke Street Park and the Albany Convict Gaol.

Statement regarding Lawley Park Gaol
Wednesday 9th August, 2023

We have received many calls this week regarding an article featured in the Albany Extra newspaper on the 3rd of August,(‘Survey of park reveals old jail’) in which it was insinuated that there had been a new discovery of a Gaol/Police Lockup in Lawley Park, Albany.

AHS plays roll in securing ANZAC Poppy
Wednesday 26th April, 2023

The Albany Historical Society is very proud that we have played a roll in securing the ANZAC Poppy for the National ANZAC Centre Albany.

RIP Joan Blight
Monday 12th December, 2022

The Albany Historical Society would like to pay our sincerest condolences to Joan Blight’s family, after the news of her passing.

Koornt additions to Duke Street Park
Tuesday 8th November, 2022

Legal Aid undertook a team-building exercise today in Duke Street Park, where – under the guidance of Menang Elder Vernice Gillies and Menang Man Larry Blight – they constructed two traditional Menang shelters (known as kaunt in the Noongar language), made out of native trees and shrubs.

‘This Is Us’ – a musical reflection of Australia
Thursday 20th October, 2022

7th December, 2022 @ 7.30pm – Albany Entertainment Centre will be hosting a show of interest to those who love history and music.

‘Stardust + The Mission’ coming to Albany Entertainment Centre
Tuesday 28th June, 2022

Fans of history are sure to enjoy the show at the Albany Entertainment Centre.

Rest in Peace, Heather Adams
Monday 20th June, 2022

The Albany Historical Society is mourning the loss of a much-treasured volunteer.

AHS Diamond Anniversary Dinner
Wednesday 8th June, 2022

Thank you to everyone that came!

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