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A plaque commemorates the European discovery of the Harvey District and the crossing of the river by Sir James Stirling, the first Governor of Western Australia in 1837.

The Governor (Sir Charles Gairdner) will unveil a memorial on the Harvey River, about a mile east of Harvey, next Friday. The memorial, a large piece of granite with a bronze plaque, commemorates the discovery of the Harvey district and the crossing of the river by Sir James Stirling, the State's first Governor, in April, 1837. On their arrival at Harvey at noon, Sir Charles and Lady Gairdner will be entertained by the Harvey Road Board and later at an official luncheon.
The West Australian (Perth), 23rd November 1951.


 

 

Location

Address:Baker Street, Stirling Park, Harvey, 6220
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.076421
Long: 115.902912
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Exploration
Link:http://stateheritage.wa.gov.au/

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 30th January, 1951
Source: MA, HWA, ADB
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