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Plaque unveiled during Queen Elizabeth's Silver Jubilee visit to Australia commemorates the 150th anniversary of the first British settlement in Western Australia.
On the 9th of November 1826, Major Edmund Lockyer, together with a contingent of convicts, soldiers, a surgeon and storekeeper, left Sydney aboard the 'Amity' bound for King George III Sound. The Amity arrived on Christmas Day 1826.
Lockyer selected the site of what is now known as Albany for the crown and thus formed the first Western Australian settlement. Major Lockyer named his new town 'Frederickstown', after King George III's second son, His Royal Highness Prince Frederick Augustus, Duke of York and Albany - 'The Grand Old Duke Of York'.
Albany was settled some three years before the Swan River colony, later to be known as Perth.
|Address:||Amity Quay, Outside Amity Brig, Albany, 6330|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.029069|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||1826|
|Actual Event End Date:||1976|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Tuesday 29th March, 1977|
Town of Albany
This plaque was unveiled by
Her Majesty the Queen
On Tuesday the 29th of March 1977
During her Majesty's Silver Jubillee
visit to Australia
To commemorate the 150th anniversary
of the first British settlement on
the Western part of Australia