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A monument commemorates the labourers of the Great Depression who worked on the Harvey River Diversion and Drainage System.

From 1930 on when the Depression was hurting so many, one of the biggest community employment programs imaginable began in Harvey. This was a Government sponsored plan to divert the Harvey River to an outlet at the ocean near Myalup, which removed the fear of flooding downstream and brought much valuable agriculture land into production. No less than 2,500 men were camped west of Harvey, and at time 3,500 men lived in the camps at Myalup and nearby Stonehouse.


Address:Baker Street, Stirling Park, Harvey, 6220
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.076944
Long: 115.901944
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Technology


Front Inscription

 In memory of the thousands of men whose labour in the depression years made the Harvey River Diversion and Drainage Scheme possible.

This diversion drain conveys water from the Harvey River and the irrigation and drainage network to the ocean at Myalup.

1930 - 1935

Source: MA
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