Barracks Main Gallery, Princess Royal Fortress
9 October 2018 to 19 May 2019
Honouring Albany’s Own will be part of Albany’s program of events to mark 100 years since the Armistice of World War I on November 11 and close the four-year Anzac Centenary commemorations.
Albany’s original Avenue of Honour was planted along Middleton Road in 1921 and honoured 112 names before it relocated to the current memorial site on Mount Clarence in 1956 and over the years expanded to include names from both World Wars, the Boer, Korean and Vietnam conflicts. Incorporating information and images from other collections, the families of those honoured have also kindly contributed their stories and photographs allowing the history of their loved-ones to be told.
Princess Royal Fortress Curator David Theodore says “The Avenue will now honour 187 men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice during various wars. Many were born in Albany, some families chose to settle here, while for others who immigrated to Australia, Albany was their first port of call. In some way they were connected to Albany’s community and that’s the reason they are remembered on the Avenue. Our exhibition will reflect on the cost of Albany’s sacrifice and allow the stories of these heroes to speak beyond the trees and plaques that are there in their honour.”