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by Peter Hancock (subscribe)
Journalist, historian and naturalist living in Perth's eastern suburbs.
Event:
All aboard the Brig Amity for seafood, shanties and brews
Tasty seafood treats from Restaurant Liberte's Amy Hamilton, craft beers from Wilson Brewing's Matty Wilson, Great Southern wines and music from The Shantymen will make for a rollicking evening aboard Albany's historic Brig Amity.

The event will take place on April 5, from 5.30pm to 9.30pm with tickets costing $150 per person.

Wish You Were Beer, Brig Amity, Albany, Taste Great Southern, fine dining, beer tasting, Restaurant Liberte, Amy Hamilton, Wilson Brewing, Great Southern wines, live music, historic ship, wine tasting
Guest at Wish You Were Beer enjoy the unique view of Albany's Princess Royal Harbour from the deck of the Brig Amity.


The ticket includes a menu of six tapas as guests mingle aboard the 1975 replica of the convict ship Amity, which brought the first white settlers to the region in 1826.

Visitors can take in the history of the original Amity, which was built in Canada in 1816, working as a trader until 1824, when she was bought by the colonial government in Sydney.

On December 26, 1826, the original Amity, under the command of Major Edmund Lockyer with her crew of 19, along with 23 convicts, landed near the spot where the replica now sits.

Wish You Were Beer, Brig Amity, Albany, Taste Great Southern, fine dining, beer tasting, Restaurant Liberte, Amy Hamilton, Wilson Brewing, Great Southern wines, live music, historic ship, wine tasting
Wish You Were Beer guests will be treated to exquisite cuisine featuring the Great Southern's best produce.


The original Amity was wrecked off Flinders Island on June 18, 1845.

While taking in the history with a beer or glass of wine, guests will be entertained by the Shantymen, a rowdy bunch of 16 Albany men with a repertoire of seafaring songs from all over the world.

These sea shanties are a tribute to the merchant sailors of a bygone era who created rhythmic songs the sailors could use to time their work, enabling the crew to work as one when they were hauling ropes or turning capstans.

Wish You Were Beer, Brig Amity, Albany, Taste Great Southern, fine dining, beer tasting, Restaurant Liberte, Amy Hamilton, Wilson Brewing, Great Southern wines, live music, historic ship, wine tasting
The Brig Amity is the ideal venue at which to sample Albany's best food and drink while getting up close and personal with the town's rich history.


Food for the evening will be prepared by chef Amy Hamilton, whose award-winning restaurant Liberte put Albany on the food map with its character-filled bar and dining room.

Her food explores the influences of the French on Vietnamese food and is a champion of the produce of The Great Southern region of Western Australia.

Beers for the evening will come from Albany brewery Wilson Brewing Co, which provides handcrafted beer from the Wilson family.
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Why? Seafood, shanties and brews aboard the historic Brig Amity.
When: Friday, April 5 from 5.30pm to 9.30pm.
Where: Brig Amity, Princess Royal Drive, Albany WA
Cost: $150 per person.
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