Padre White Lookout

Historical Sites and Heritage Locations

Padre White is a revered character in Albany’s history. From 1916 to 1918, he served as an army chaplain with the 44th Battalion and, upon his return to Australia, delivered sermons in remembrance of locals who died in the First World War.

In 1932, at dawn on the 25 April, he led parishioners from St John’s Church to the summit of Mount Clarence, the very site where so many gathered to watch the convoys depart in 1914. He also arranged a wreath to be cast into the sea to coincide with the ceremony.

Today the Padre White Lookout is the region’s most visited lookout and serves as an enduring place of reflection: a lasting monument to Ernest White and Australia’s first dawn service.

Rates

Free Entry

Nearby Things to Do

View All
Busy Blue Bus Tours Albany

Busy Blue Bus Tours Albany

Albany

Point King Lighthouse and Cottage Ruins, Albany, Western Australia

Point King Lighthouse and Cottage Ruins

Albany

Kurrah Mia, Albany, Western Australia

Kurrah Mia

Albany

Museum of the Great Southern, Albany, Western Australia

Museum of the Great Southern

Albany

King George Sound, Albany, Western Australia

King George Sound

Albany

Rotary Lookout, Albany, Western Australia

Rotary Lookout – Albany

Albany

Contact Us