City’s poignant link with Albany

WEST Australian port Albany lies just north of where the Great Southern and Indian oceans meet.

Cold and windy, it was once a major port when sail plied trade between Australia and the UK.

It had the capacity to reprovision ships travelling in either direction, its massive King George Sound capable of holding multiple vessels.

Albany shares a unique distinction with Townsville.

Both ports were the concentration points for Australia’s first two Australian expeditionary forces in World War I.

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