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History and Culture

There is so much history and culture in the Great Southern region, not the least of which is the legacy of ANZAC Albany. Discover the multitude of Albany history and culture on your next holiday to Albany Gardens Holiday Resort.

Old Farm Strawberry Hill

Strawberry Hill was the first farm in WA Commencing in 1827 just within a few months of military settlement of King George Sound. Stock were kept there as well as vegetables grown for soldiers' survival. It extended over 52 Hectares now only 1.2 remains with the main house and a cottage. Now it has been converted for viewing with stunning green grass and beautiful gardens.

National ANZAC Centre

The National Anzac Centre honours the Anzac story. Set within Albany Heritage Park, using multi-media and interactive technologies, the Centre offers visitors a deeply personal connection with the Anzac experience. With content developed by the Western Australian Museum and Australian War Memorial, the key phases and events of the First World War are told through the voices of the Anzacs themselves. Recognising the 'NZ' in Anzac, it is both an Australian and New Zealand story.

HMAS Perth Destroyer

The former HMAS Perth guided missile destroyer was scuttled in 35m of water in King George Sound in November 2001. Serving in the Royal Australian Navy, the HMAS Perth sailed more than a million nautical miles in deployments around the world. The vessel was damaged by enemy fire in the Vietnam conflict. The 133m destroyer now provides divers with a wonderful opportunity to explore its underwater interiors.