Amity Brig - WA

  Tourist Attraction

Position

DEG: -35.029011 117.879852
DMS: 35º 01' 44.44" S 117º 52' 47.47" E
UTM: 50 H 6123386mN 580261mE
Altitude: 2.6m

Description

Address & Contact

Princess Royal Drive Albany WA 6330
Phone: +618 9841 4844
Email: N/A
Web: https://visit.museum.wa.gov.au/greatsouthern/brig-amity

Information

A full sized replica of the brig "Amity" that sailed from Scotland to NSW and then again to WA with convicts and cattle. This visitor exhibit is located next to the museum and the old gaol. Free to enter, walk on deck. For a few dollars you can go below deck and inspect the quarters. You receive head phones that allow access to the information about cargo, sleeping quarters and general conditions on the ship.

The original ship was built in 1816 in Saint John Mew Brunswick Canada. It was named Amity meaning friendship. In 1826 the ship was hired by the British Government to transport 21 soldiers and 23 convicts and support staff to construct a new settlement. The ship had an active “ life” until it ran aground after a heavy storm off Flinders Island in Bass Strait in 1845. The replica was built to honour the 150th birthday of when it was built.

Walk up the gangplank and step back in time aboard Brig Amity to find out what life was like aboard a convict ship in 1826.

As you explore the ship, listen to the story of Amity's perilous 6 week journey from Sydney to King George Sound to establish the first European settlement on the west coast of Australia.

Discover the sights and sounds below deck that were encountered by those aboard as they headed for unknown lands, sharing space with the ship’s crew, 23 convicts, 21 soldiers and enough domestic animals, food crops and building materials to start the small, remote outpost.

Amity is closed Anzac Day until 1pm, Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Bookings are recommended for groups of 10 or more.
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Albany at 24/09:00am WST
Distance from Amity Brig 0.09km E
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
13.5°C8.9°C63%6.6°ChPa10.0mmSW20km/hr
11knots
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Albany
Distance from Amity Brig 0.09km E
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C22.822.922.220.918.616.615.716.317.218.420.421.9
Mean Min. °C15.215.514.712.710.79.18.18.39.310.412.414.0
Mean Rain mm24.022.738.568.9117.1133.2143.6126.0101.778.845.229.9

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