Latitude 35° 02′ Longitude 117° 54′
The City of Albany, located on the south coast of Western Australia, was officially named by Governor Stirling at the beginning of 1832. It is named after Frederick, the Duke of Albany and York, and the favourite son of King George III. The city is located on King George Sound which was discovered and named “King George the Third’s Sound” on 28th September, 1791, by Captain Vancouver.
Albany was the site of the first settlement in W.A. when Major Edmund Lockier of the 57th Regiment, under instructions from the N.S.W. Govt. hoisted the British Flag on 21.1.1827 on the site of “The Residency”.
The city was more often referred to as King George Sound or King George’s Sound for about the first 40 years of settlement. Portion of it was originally named “Fredrickstown” by Major Lockyer in 1827 in honour of the Duke of York and Albany, Commander in Chief of the British Army. This name disappeared about 1831 and the name Albany was retained for the whole town.
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