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.
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.
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.
The Albany Historical Society is very proud that we have played a roll in securing the ANZAC Poppy for the National ANZAC Centre Albany.
The Albany Historical Society would like to pay our sincerest condolences to Joan Blight’s family, after the news of her passing.
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.
7th December, 2022 @ 7.30pm – Albany Entertainment Centre will be hosting a show of interest to those who love history and music.
Fans of history are sure to enjoy the show at the Albany Entertainment Centre.
The Albany Historical Society is mourning the loss of a much-treasured volunteer.
Thank you to everyone that came!