The Brig Amity

Located in Albany City in the Albany Region of WA
The Brig Amity Replica - Panoramic Photograph

The Brig Amity is a replica of the original vessel which brought the first white settlers to Albany.

Open to the public, for a small entrance fee you can roam above decks and explore below deck to see how the crew members lived during their journey from Sydney across the Great Australian Bight, finally arriving in Western Australia for the first time.

The Replica was built in 1975 and is placed a few hundred metres from where Major Edmund Lockyer and the party of forty-five arrived on the shores of Princess Royal Harbour on Christmas Day 1826, officially being the first people to land and settle in WA.

The Brig Amity Replica, Albany, Western Australia

The Brig Amity Replica
Princess Royal Drive
Albany, Western Australia

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Climb aboard!

This replica is an amazing opportunity to see what life on the Amity was like for those first arrivals. The Amity is a living piece of Albany's unique history and heritage.

Located conveniently close to Albany City Centre. Visit the Map of Albany to see how easy it is to get here. Drive along Princess Royal Harbour foreshore and you'll be sure to spot the Amity just west of the Albany Entertainment Centre and foreshore.

Cable Beach, Torndirrup National Park, Albany
Aboard the Brig Amity Replica - Panoramic Photograph
The Brig Amity Figurehead

Major Lockyer set up a millitary garrison at King George Sound, which is now named Albany, Western Australia. :)

The Amity continued on her journey from there, supplying another new colony along the Swan River (now Fremantle and Perth).

On 18 June 1845 the Amity was wrecked off Northern Tasmania but her legacy remains.

The Brig Amity Figurehead
Officer's Quarters of the Brig Amity, Albany

Learn, touch, imagine.

The best thing is the incredible facts and life experiences that you learn as you stroll the decks. The audio Guided Tour is informative and highly recommended.

The sign at the Amity reads:

"This is a full size replica of the Brig Amity, the ship which carried the party which established the first British settlement in Western Australia. This party, under the command of Major Edmund Lockyer, landed near this spot on December 26th 1826.

The original Amity was completed in New Brunswick, Canada in 1816. After some years as a trader she sailed to Hobart and in 1824 was bought by the colonial government in Sydney to assist in supply and exploration.

She was important in the establishment of settlements at Moreton Bay, Queensland and King George Sound, Western Australia.

The Amity was wrecked of Flinders Island on June 18th, 1845."

In the Belly of the Brig Amity

Explore all areas of the ship above and below decks.

Visiting the Brig Amity Replica is a delight for all ages.

An exploration of the Amity is an adventure no matter what your age. Children particularly enjoy visiting the Amity as there are several decks to explore. Some areas are quite low, just the perfect size for children.

Visit the Brig Amity Replica with children
Brig Amity is Child Friendly! Brig Amity with Children
Officer's Quarters of the Brig Amity, Albany

Below decks aboard the Amity

The interior of the ship is just as it would have been during the voyage to Western Australia... except the ship is still rather than bobbing around on the ocean!

Climbing around the inside of this vessel brought home to us in a tangible way what the voyagers must have experienced bobbing about on the sea. Visiting the Bring Amity is always a great learning experience for us all.

The hull of the Brig Amity Replica
The hull of the Brig Amity Replica
The hull of the Brig Amity Replica
In the Belly of the Brig Amity
In the Belly of the Brig Amity
Hammocks swinging in the Ship, the Brig Amity
The Brig Amity rudder
Major Edmund Lockyer, Captain of the Brig Amity

Major Lockyer, Captain

The Brig Amity rudder
The Brig Amity Replica - Panoramic Photograph

Albany Region Attractions & Information:

The Gap The Gap
An impressive rugged granite channel carved by the waves of the Great Southern Ocean crashing against the granite coastline forming a spectacular sheer drop of almost twenty five metres. Visit The Gap
Natural Bridge Natural Bridge
The Natural Bridge is a granite formation caused by the gradual wearing away of the rock by the Great Southern Ocean. Visit Natural Bridge
Brig Amity Replica Brig Amity Replica
Experience the first settlers arrival in Albany, the first settlement in Western Australia, from onboard a replica of the Amity. Visit Brig Amity Replica
Albany Agricultural Show Albany Agricultural Show
The Albany Show (Albany Agricultural Show) happens at the Albany Showgrounds, corner of Lockyer & Cockburn Rds in November each year. Visit Albany Agricultural Show
Albany Farmers Market Albany Farmers Market
Saturday mornings. Fresh fruit and veggies from local growers. Organic produce available. Visit Albany Farmers Market
Albany Heritage Park Albany Heritage Park
The heritage park consists of the parklands and monuments of Mount Clarence and Mount Adelaide including the National ANZAC Centre. Visit Albany Heritage Park
Albany Wind Farm Albany Wind Farm
Beautiful and productive green energy from the wind of the Torndirrup, just outside Albany City towards Frenchman Bay. Visit Albany Wind Farm
ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial
ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial sits atop Mount Clarence. Visit ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial
Ellen Cove Ellen Cove
Ellen Cove, Ellen Cove Boardwalk and Ellen Cove Pier are at the far southern end of Middleton Beach, Albany. Visit Ellen Cove
Former HMS Perth Dive Wreck Former HMS Perth Dive Wreck
The Location of the Former HMS Perth Dive Wreck for scuba divers. Visit Former HMS Perth Dive Wreck
Princess Royal Fortress Princess Royal Fortress
One of the best outdoor military museums in Australia. The Fortress is within the Albany Heritage Park, atop Mount Adelaide. Visit Princess Royal Fortress
WA Museum Albany WA Museum Albany
The Western Australian Museum Albany has exhibitions and information on the natural and social history of the region. Visit WA Museum Albany

Attractions in Albany and surrounds:

Brig Amity Replica Brig Amity Replica
Experience the first settlers arrival in Albany, the first settlement in Western Australia, from onboard a replica of the Amity. Visit Brig Amity Replica
Mount Clarence Mount Clarence
Visit the ANZAC Desert Corps Memorial and view the coast from Padre White Lookout or Apex Lookout at the summit. Visit Mount Clarence
Emu Point Emu Point
The northern end of Middleton Beach, on the shores of Oyster Harbour at the channel to King George Sound. Visit Emu Point
Middleton Beach Middleton Beach
The most popular beach in Albany. Swim or relax under the trees. Cafes and amenities. Visit Middleton Beach
City of Albany City of Albany
Located between the hills of Mount Melville and Mount Clarence, the Nestled along the Princess Royal Harbour & King George Sound. Visit City of Albany
Albany Farmers Market Albany Farmers Market
Saturday mornings. Fresh fruit and veggies from local growers. Organic produce available. Visit Albany Farmers Market
Albany Heritage Park Albany Heritage Park
The heritage park consists of the parklands and monuments of Mount Clarence and Mount Adelaide including the National ANZAC Centre. Visit Albany Heritage Park
Albany Pier (Cruises & Whale Watching) Albany Pier (Cruises & Whale Watching)
Albany Pier for embarking on a whale watching tour. Visit Albany Pier (Cruises & Whale Watching)
Albany Wind Farm Albany Wind Farm
Beautiful and productive green energy from the wind of the Torndirrup, just outside Albany City towards Frenchman Bay. Visit Albany Wind Farm
ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial
ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial sits atop Mount Clarence. Visit ANZAC Desert Mounted Corps Memorial
Ellen Cove Ellen Cove
Ellen Cove, Ellen Cove Boardwalk and Ellen Cove Pier are at the far southern end of Middleton Beach, Albany. Visit Ellen Cove
Frenchman Bay Frenchman Bay
Located on the southern side of the King George Sound this is a beautiful setting with picnic area and barbecues and a boat launch. Ideal for relaxing, eating, and having quiet day out. Visit Frenchman Bay
Oyster Harbour Oyster Harbour
Oyster Harbour, on the north eastern side of Albany flows into the King George Sound past Emu Point. Visit Oyster Harbour
Princess Royal Fortress Princess Royal Fortress
One of the best outdoor military museums in Australia. The Fortress is within the Albany Heritage Park, atop Mount Adelaide. Visit Princess Royal Fortress
WA Museum Albany WA Museum Albany
The Western Australian Museum Albany has exhibitions and information on the natural and social history of the region. Visit WA Museum Albany

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