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The War Memorial Library was originally erected to commemorate those who died in service or were killed in action in World War One. Two metal plaques mounted on either side of the entrance doors to the library are inscribed with the names of those who died in World Wars One and Two.  

In 1920, the Library was erected at a cost of £900, which was defrayed by local subscription. The Library was opened by Sir Francis Newdegate in 1921 after a campaign was initiated by Mr. Roy Hayward to raise a large sum of money towards its cost.

During his visit to Harvey His Excellency, the Governor, laid the foundation stone of the Soldiers' Memorial Hall. In speaking to the ceremony he referred to the gallant part that the Australian soldiers in the war and remarked on the fitting nature of such a memorial as a Public Hall, which would be a lasting and impressive memory to those who had given their lives in the great fight.  The hall is a brick building of three rooms, containing a library, a reading room, and a meeting chamber. The hall committee had in hand at the time of letting the contract £740, and the tender was let at £700.  Mr. P. J. Ward was the contracting builder, with J. A. Stewart and Mr. W. R. Eekersley, as supervisors.
The Bunbury Herald and Blackwood Express (WA), 25th October 1921.


Address:Young Street, Harvey, 6220
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.079166
Long: 115.893185
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Monument Manufacturer:Mr. P. J. Ward


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:October-1921
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War Memorial Library.

Source: WMR, HWA, MA
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