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The ship is interesting and the guide was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. It is free to stay on the deck but there is a small cost to go below deck. You receive head phones that allow access to the information about cargo, sleeping quarters and...More
The replica of the actual Brig Amity that sailed from Scotland to NSW and then again to WA with convicts, cattle and even a pirate in the cubby hole is quite an intriguing piece of history. It shuts at 5pm, is manned by two really...More
The Brig Amity is on Stirling Street which is walkable from the centre of the town. It is right next to the museum and the old gaol which were the other parts of this day out for us as a family. This is an amazing...More
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...More
Hoist the main sail ye swab! Under instructions from Governor Darling the original brig sailed to Western Australia in 1826 under the command of Major Edmund Lockyer, who established the first European settlement there with a military garrison at King George Sound. The ship is...More
I loved this visit. I am not an expert but the brig appears to be a very good reconstruction. Audio description of the ship and its journey is excellent and must be listened to as part of a visit as the ship in itself is...More