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The City of Albany is situated in the Wagyl Kaip and Southern Noongar region of Noongar boodja – country. The Noongar descendants of the early Menang hold a proud and respected place in the City of Albany of today.


Albany is the oldest permanent settlement and commercial seaport in Western Australia. The City’s historic heritage assets include sites of early settlement, military and maritime history.


Albany can also claim national significance as the departure point of the first convoy of the First Australian Imperial Force and the First New Zealand Expeditionary Force; who were to become collectively known as the Anzacs.


Heritage can incorporate both the tangible and the intangible. It is present in many forms such as landmarks, places, buildings and contents, spaces, views and the stories associated with them.


Heritage relates to Aboriginal cultural heritage and historic heritage, however each aspect is managed and regulated by different sets of legislation, regulations, policies and processes at both a State and local government level. Aboriginal and historic heritage places consist of landscapes, sites, buildings, monuments or other structures that are culturally significant at a local, state, national or international level.

Aboriginal Cultural Heritage  Historic Heritage 

References and resources

Further historical and heritage reference and resource information are via the links listed below: