Anzac Albany’s lasting legacy
The first convoy of Anzac troops to fight in WWI departed on1 November,1914 from Albany in Western Australia. One hundred years later thousands of people flooded into the town to commemorate the historic departure.
Lotterywest grants totalling $1.8 Million were key in providing community infrastructure and free public events that allowed Western Australians to appreciate and reflect on this landmark occasion.
Mayor of the City of Albany Dennis Wellington said Lotterywest’s support was “nothing short of sensational”;
“The community events were the best thing that Albany has ever seen and the results of the redevelopment of the Town Square and Stirling Terrace precinct has far surpassed our expectations.”