A new walk and lookout on Mount Adelaide will be officially opened on 1 November 2014. Generously funded by Wesfarmers, and secured by the RSL, the Convoy Walk leads to the Convoy Lookout with a view over King George Sound where troops gathered on ships before departing for the First World War.
The walk contains 21 markers containing information about the ships in the First and Second Convoys, including the names and images of the troopships and escorts, and where they embarked troops. The lookout will include a shelter and interpretive material relating to the vessels in the convoy.
An artwork titled Longing, Memory, Sight -by Arif Satar and Audrey Fernandes-Satar will mark the beginning of Convoy Walk. Inspired by a fragment of a letter a soldier sent to his loved one, it will consist of an aluminium sculpture placed on top of a granite plinth. The plinth will contain inscribed text obtained from original letters and postcards sent by Australian soldiers who departed in the 1914 Albany convoy to their loved ones during their deployment in First World War.
Convoy Walk and Convoy Lookout are situated within the Albany Heritage Park.
Disabled access available Family History & Heritage International Interpretive Centre Walk