Small settlement on the Tengawai River, 16 km south of Fairlie. Albury grew after the railway reached it from Washdyke in 1882. But its population, never above 200, declined from the mid-20th century.

Meaning of place name
Thought to have been named by the pioneer runholder brothers John, Laurence and Walter Kennaway, after their village of Albury, Surrey County, South England. The name is of Anglo-Saxon origin and means 'old fort'.

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