Explore Albany’s Landmarks & Laneways

Published on Friday, 14 April 2023 at 2:44:52 PM

The streets of Albany are riddled with history, heritage, fables and facts which can now be explored through a new interactive platform and accompanying trail booklet called Landmarks & Laneways.

The City of Albany has brought together Albany’s historic buildings, streets and public art into one, easy to access and convenient hub for everyone to enjoy.

Designed as a map to be used online or as a hard copy, the locations within the publication include York Street, Stirling Terrace, Collie Street, Grey Street, Brunswick Road and Earl Street with many more in between.

Each location hosts a number of iconic heritage listed buildings with details of their history and interesting old tales that have lasted the test of time. From two-dollar fines for wearing hairpins at the Town Hall to the amphibious man at Albany’s Town Baths.

Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington said having so much of Albany’s history consolidated and accessible in the one place was fantastic.

“There is so much rich, engaging and intriguing history around every corner of our city and keeping this in one place for anyone to access is a wonderful exercise for locals and visitors,” he said.

“The buildings we pass on our daily walks, some of the offices we work in and the cafes and shops that we frequent were once schools, banks, shelters and hotels for travellers passing through.

“Collating this extensive history has been a big task but one which has captured our city’s history into a format that future generations can easily discover.”

Landmarks & Laneways is a project supported by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.

The interactive digital platform can be accessed at albany.wa.gov.au/landmarksandlaneways or a physical booklet containing this information are available through the Albany Visitor Centre and The Forts Store.

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