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