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The National ANZAC Centre, Albany W.A. 27 February 2017

By Jody

After a quick lunch, we made our way to the National ANZAC Centre which has been built in the Albany Forts and is surrounded by big guns, armed tanks and walk trails with Australian native flora to battlements that were in use during World War I.

The National ANZAC Centre, built to commemorate 100 years of the ANZACS leaving the shores of Albany Western Australia in November 1914, is beautifully presented. The views are stunning overlooking Princess Royal Harbour and Albany. Each visitor is given a card with name and photo of a person (Soldier, General or Reporters) to follow their journey through the interactive display. It is very interesting and amazing. Allow more time than you planned, as we were surprised how quickly the time flew. We left at closing and didn’t see everything in almost 3 hours. We visited the Desert Mounted Corps Memorial which is only minutes from the Albany Forts, you can drive almost to the top and park, then walk to the very peak, where you will discover a 360 view of Albany which is truly magnificent.

The ANZAC Dawn Service was started in Albany by Padre White read more here
Click here to go to the official National ANZAC Centre website for more information

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