Albany Who & What by Les Johnson

Albany Who & What

Discover the history behind some of the names in the Albany districts of Western Australia, including streets and local landmarks, in Albany Who & What. Author Les Johnson was an ABC reporter for over 30 years. His radio series on the first of the great Australian-New Zealand troop convoys in the war of 1914-1918 won an inaugural WA Premier's History Award in 1993, and his prolific output included countless published articles, papers and several books.

© Les Johnson, 2001. Reproduced with the permission of the family of Les Johnson.

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Lighthouses of Albany by Stan Austin book cover

Lighthouses of Albany

Lighthouses of Albany explores the history of the Breaksea Island, Point King and Eclipse Island lighthouses, with personal accounts and photographs. The author Stan Austin spent thirteen years, during and after World War II, carrying supplies in his 30ft yacht Kestrel to the people who lived on the lighthouse island of Eclipse and also to Breaksea Island. He retired from the run in the 1950s.

© Stan Austin 2004. Reproduced with the permission of the family of Stan Austin.

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The front page of Eclipse Island Lighthouse showing a line drawing of a small lighthouse on a white page

Eclipse Island LIGHTHOUSE, Albany, Western Australia

On a windswept, lonely part of the south Western Australian coast, a small island was to become the focal point for shipping which passed around the southern coast of Australia. For over 50 years the Eclipse Island Lighthouse shone out its brilliant warning signal to aid the passage of these vessels. Eclipse Island LIGHTHOUSE explores the history of the island itself, the lighthouse and lightkeepers, how the island was supplied, serviced and finally the closure and automation.

© Nuala Scott, 1988. Reproduced with the permission of Nuala Scott.

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About the Amity

Explore the Amity in this video with WA Museum Honorary Research Associate Malcolm Traill, or listen to the story of Amity's perilous journey.


An assortment of replica Viking objects on a touch table included several iron broaches hand beaten coins beaded bracelets shears cloak fasteners and a bone comb

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