Histories of Natural History Collections & Collectors Symposium, Albany, Western Australia.

25 & 26 October 2018


 By Sir Whately Eliot - http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an3365660, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15568702

By Sir Whately Eliot - http://nla.gov.au/nla.pic-an3365660, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=15568702


Albany is a city of 33,000 residents in Mineng country, some 400km SE of Perth. Traditional knowledge and archaeological, ethnographic & historical research reveal a rich culture with continuous occupation of the area from deep time to the present day.

Attracted to the substantial natural harbour, the British established Western Australia's first colonial settlement at Albany in 1826. The harbour has subsequently supported a range of industries & played a pivotal role in the ANZAC legend as the last location many soldiers saw before departing to the front. Today Albany is valued for its spectacular scenery, historical architecture and rich natural and cultural history.

Conference Location

The University of Western Australia

The Albany Centre
35 Stirling Terrace Albany WA 6332 Australia



To & from Albany:

Albany is a 4 hour drive from Perth. Please enter your details below if you'd like a free lift by minibus.

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Leaving UWA Crawley Campus 1pm Wednesday 24 Oct. Arriving Albany approx 5pm.

Leaving Albany 8am Saturday 27 Oct. Arriving Perth approx 12 noon.

There are also 2 flights daily which take about an hour from Perth-Albany. Please let us know if you need assistance booking one of these. Regrettably, we're not able to cover the cost of flights to Albany.

Around Albany:

Venues for the symposium & meals will be accessible on foot so, unless you want to head out of town, you won't need a vehicle. All the major hire care companies operate out of Albany.



There's a range of accommodation options available in Albany from bed & breakfast to hotel style rooms. Please get in touch if you'd like us to help you secure a room.  Note when booking that Albany is quite spread out but anything in the town centre will put you in walking distance to the conference & dinner venues. 

Symposium Dinner

Thursday 25 October 2018

You should have received an email to register for the symposium dinner on Thursday 25 October via Eventbrite. If you haven't received this email you can reserve your seat here. We hope you can come!


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