Here are some facsinating news items written in the 1830s during Albany's early days of settlement.
The Perth Gazette reported this story on Thursday, January 24, 1833.
Two Albany natives named Manyat and Gyallepert arrived at Perth on a visit to Yegan and his tribe. Shortly after their arrival Yegan and about ten of his tribe made their appearance, well-armed and welcomed their visitors in an apparently cordial manner. A corroboree was danced, followed by an interchange of names and spears. A trial of skill in throwing the spear took place between Gyallepert and Yegan - the latter struck down a walking stick at a distance of 25 yards. No woman was visible on this occasion. The interview continued for about four hours.
The purpose of the conversation, if so it may be termed, is understood to have been (chiefly on the side of Manyat and his companion) a description of their native district a detail of the kind treatment and benefit they had received, from the white people and an exhortation to Yegan and his followers to conduct themselves in a friendly manner to their neighbours. The reply of Manyat and Gyallepert to every inquiry whether they will return to King George's Sound is “By and by go”. The stately air of Manyat, as he paraded the streets with his feather lifter stick, greatly amused the people.