Albany's Emu Beach Holiday Park
8 Medcalf Parade,, Albany, 6330, Australia
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THE OLD ALBANY PUB
Skink sunbathing on the edge of the path
Albany Residence Museum
Travel Tips for Albany
Cheynes Beach Whaling Company is Australia's last whaling stations and was decomissioned back in Nov 1978.
Whaleworld is now an outstanding museum opened in Dec 2002. This is the only whaling museum created from a working whaling station.
There is a tearooms which provides a comprehensive history of whaling in the southern ocean. The 3D animated film on whales, history of whaling, displays of harpoon guns and a restored whale chaser, the Cheynes IV are the exhibits of Whaleworld. Whale skeletons, aircraft display marine mammal art collection are also displayed.
Emu Point is a peaceful beach where families gathers for a picnic, fishing, boating, playground or just strolling along the beach.
The water is calm and ideal for children to play by the beach. There is a café which serve fish and chips and a Japanese restaurant.
The people are very friendly over here. We spoke to a couple who were there fishing and brought along their dog for a stroll. At the swing, we met an elderly men who is there taking a walk. We were touched by the story of him losing his beloved wife. He was still going strong. We had to say our goodbyes but they left a deep impression in our hearts.
ALBANY WESTERN AUSTRALIA
"ALBANY AND KING GEORGES SOUND"
THE MOUNTED DESERT CORPS MEMORIAL...
This marvellous monument is a wonderful reminder of the Australian and New Zealand Light Horse and their amazing feats of endurance and bravery in the middle East between 1914 and 1916. although they were called the Mounted Desert Corps they were commonly known to all as the Light Horse. The monument depicts a mounted Australian Light Horseman defending a New Zealand Light Horseman standing beside his wounded horse..
I had travelled to Albany especially to see this memorial as my father was a Light Horseman and this is the largest monument to the Australian Light Horsemen anywhere within the country..I was immediately taken by its dominant position over the sound and also must say I was "out of puff" when I finally got up all the steps that lead to its location..The monument stands at the top of the mountain with such a dominating view of King Georges sound ..as this is where the many thousands of ALH gathered to board the many ships that would take them all and their horses to the Middle East and this was the very last sight of Australia that so many of those ALH troopers would ever see again..
The original monument was unveiled in Port Said in Egypt in November 1932 by the then Prime Minister of Australia..Billy Hughes..A major part of this memorial at the time was paid for by Light Hosreman, Mounted Infantrymen,Cameleers and Army nurses who raised the sum of 5,400.00 pounds by giving a days pay to the cause..the then government paid the balance of 11,600.00 pounds..Unfortuneately during the Suez conflict in December of 1956 a huge mob smashed the monument to pieces..when peace returned to the area the goverments of Australia and New Zealand requested that the damaged memorial and its wonderful polished granite base be shipped back to Australia where it was refurbished (and also in Italy) before being erected in the place it stands today...there was much discussion at the time to have it erected in Canberra the Nations capital where more people would view it but, as this was the last place that so many were to see of their beloved Aussie it was agreed that this was its final destination...The finished memorial was officially opened by the then Prime minister of Australia Robert Menzies on 11th October 1967.
"ALBANY WESTERN AUSTRALIA"