Western Australia’s first purpose-built internment camp for World War ll enemy aliens, which later became an agricultural college, is State Heritage listed.
The memorial shrine is the only road-side shrine of its kind in Australia. During World War Two, Italian and German migrants living in allied countries were interned in camps such as the Harvey Camp No 11.
In 1941, one of the prisoners instigated the construction of an altar made of stone, depicting the Catholic faith. The shrine still stands today and was enclosed in a chapel in 1992. Collect the key to the shrine from the Harvey Visitor Centre.
The Stirling Cottage is a replica of James Stirling’s cottage The Hut. Built on the banks of the Harvey River, it was also the house that author-illustrator May Gibbs lived in as a child.
The replica cottage is surrounded by the Harvey River and beautiful replica Heritage Gardens which feature an elegant 19th century-style fountain.
Discover the story of the Harvey Valley by visiting a display at the Harvey Visitor Centre. The display reveals the story of three historic homesteads – Nicklup, Jardup and Glentana.
The houses and surrounding farmland were inundated by water when the new Harvey Dam was built in 2000-2002 as part of the Stirling-Harvey Redevelopment Scheme.