HARVEY

Heading towards Harvey is the next town visited after Brunswick Junction. An impressive town it is and a recommended stopover before arriving at Perth. All of the facilities walking distance from the township.

Harvey's name is derived from the nearby Harvey River, named by Governor James Stirling in 1829, soon after the river's discovery by explorers Dr Alexander Collie and Lieutenant William Preston RN.

The beaut aspect about Harvey is that it is still a country town and not a commute Perth satellite ‘suburb’.

During the last Great War Harvey was a holding town for Italian War Prisoners. The unusual feature is the Italian Internment Shrine, built by Italian internees of Harvey No. 11 Camp during World War II and believed to be one of the only monuments of its kind in existence.The Italian residents have had a profound impact on Harvey to this day.

The railway station contains a museum which documents early life in the town. So too, the mural on the IGA supermarket.

The Harvey Hotel is a magnificent old hotel and has classic pub design features.

The Harvey Gardens are a nice feature of the town.

The War Memorial is represented by the Memorial Library. (and the camp monument we presume)

The Harvey Churches are modern design and structures.

If only staying a short time be sure to have a coffee or refreshment at the Harvey Hotel. You’ll love it.

Diary notes

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course