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Anzac

The curtain rises on Amazing Albany as the city hosts the first in a series of commemorative and community events to kick off Australia’s Anzac Centenary period. Between 2014 and 2018, Australia and New Zealand will commemorate the Anzac Centenary, marking 100 years since our involvement in World War I. The nation’s Anzac Centenary will be one of the most significant commemorations to take place in the lifetimes of most Australians.

Nothing captures the public imagination quite like the Anzac story. Discover your own sense of national pride when you visit the 1914 departure point where over 40,000 servicemen and women left for Gallipoli. Experience the legend that shaped a nation at the National Anzac Centre – Australia’s foremost museum honouring the Anzacs.

Albany’s special place in the remembrance of the First World War is recognised the world over. Each year on Anzac Day thousands of locals and visitors solemnly gather atop Mount Clarence for the dawn service, looking out over King George Sound to commemorate the diggers who perished in the Great War. Wreaths are laid upon the waters of the Sound, as they have been since 25 April 1930.

Visit Albany to Remember.