Albany is a small but historic city about 400 km south of Perth, located in the midst of the beautiful coastal scenery of south west Australia. Like almost all the towns in the area it does have a small airport (with a small number of residents and a couple of daily regional services from Perth), although I haven't actually visited this. Albany is also home to the Whaleworld Museum which perhaps surprisingly has some aircraft exhibits.
The Cheynes Beach Whaling Station near Albany was the last operational whaling station in Australia, finally being decommissioned in 1978. After its closure the site was turned into a museum, and is now one of the major tourist attractions in the area. The museum itself is a fascinating place, with excellent displays on all aspects of whales and whaling. As part of the museum, the Malcolm Green aircraft display is housed here, containing examples of aircraft previously used for whale spotting and some other types.
|Visited on 23 November 1989|
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