History to be captured in City of Albany bicentenary book project

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The City of Albany is calling for expressions of interests to contribute to the Albany Bicentenary Book Project to be released in 2026.
Camera IconThe City of Albany is calling for expressions of interests to contribute to the Albany Bicentenary Book Project to be released in 2026.

Authors, researchers and writers are being called upon to create a commemorative book capturing the stories that have shaped Albany over the last 200 years.

The City of Albany is calling for expressions of interests to contribute to the Albany Bicentenary Book Project to be released in 2026.

The book aims to capture the diverse history of WA’s first European settlement with the City on the lookout for article pitches on subjects as diverse as Indigenous history, music, religion, sport, architecture and military history.

Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington said the book was one of a range of community driven projects in preparation for the commemorations.

“There are many pillars that make Albany what it is and that have shaped the last 200 years, and we want to capture them through the Bicentenary book project,” he said.

“That includes recognising our Menang-Noongar community as traditional custodians of our land and the influence their people and culture have had on Albany pre and post-settlement.”

Expressions of interest run until November 30.

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