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Public Art in Albany

Albany is a port city located in the Great Southern region of Western Australia. It is the oldest continuous European settlement in Western Australia, founded in 1826 and for a brief moment in time was the only deepwater port in the State.

It also entwined itself in the ANZAC legend after the town  became  the last port of call for troopships departing Australia in the First World War. Early explorers, including Fran├žois Thijssen (1626), George Vancouver (1791), Bruni d’Entrecasteaux (1792), Matthew Flinders (1801), Nicolas Baudin (1803), Phillip Parker King (1822), Dumont d’Urville (1826) and Major Edmund Lockyer (1826) all stopped by on their travels and have , in some way through public art, been recognised by the people of Albany. 

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