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The History of the Oldest Dwelling in Western Australia and Patrick Taylor

Detailing the history of WA’s oldest surviving dwelling, and the cottage’s most prominent resident, Patrick Taylor.

The compilation details the history of Western Australia’s oldest surviving dwelling and prominent resident Patrick Taylor.

Published by Albany Historical Society (Inc); proceeds of the book go to the ongoing restoration and preservation of Patrick Taylor Cottage.

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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.