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Albany is located on the southern coast of Western Australia in the southern Noongar region of Noongar country.

The settlement of Albany is the oldest colonial settlement in Western Australia, founded in 1826 as a strategic outpost of the British Crown  to thwart French interest in the region.  In the 1900s Albany established a thriving port which became the departure point for many ANZAC soldiers leaving to fight in World War I.

Historically, Albany also housed a whaling station which was finally closed in 1978 and today functions as the Whale World museum.


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