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View of the Port of Albany from the Bibbulmun Track from the southeast looking across bushland vegetation & Princess Royal Harbour, a natural harbour that is part of King George Sound. The channel to the right is the only shipping access point to the harbour, a very naturally sheltered harbour that the locals refer to as the “Womb”. The channel is named Atatürk Entrance* … interesting and confusing name at the same time. Isn’t it weird to name a place in memory of your enemy (Mustafa Kemal Atatürk)? Looking at it from another perspective it was through this channel in 1914 that 40,000 ANZAC troops sailed through to fight the war with Turkey in Gallipoli (and with the German in the Western Front). Many did not return. Albany is full of memorials to Australia’s participation in the First World War.
* In a reciprocal agreement in 1985 the channel leading into Princess Harbour was officially named Ataturk Channel whilst the Turkish Government officially named the beach at Gallipoli where the Australian and New Zealand troops landed “Anzac Cove”.

The city of Albany is located next to the port facilities. Albany Port was the first port in Western Australia and was settled in 1826. Albany was Western Australia's only deep-water port for 70 years until the Fremantle Inner Harbour was opened in 1897. The port handles a variety of goods that are imported and exported through the harbour. Products that are commonly imported through Albany port are manufactured fertilizers, fertilizer raw materials, petroleum fuels and fish. Products most commonly exported through the port are woodchips, wheat, silica sand, barley, canola and oats.

PS: Don't quite like the purplish sky & hills. Made simple hue adjustment to change that in WS.

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