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The monument 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.




Address:Baker Street, Stirling Park, Harvey, 6220
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -33.076421
Long: 115.902912
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Friday 30th November, 1951
Front Inscription

Sir James Stirling, R.N. Pioneer,
Governor Western Australia, Was
The First To Explore This Locality.
He Did So In 1837 And Was So Impressed
By The Fertility Of The District That
He Selected A Large Area Of Land On
Part Of Which Now Stands The Town
Of Harvey.
He Reached The Banks Of The Harvey
River Between This Point And The
Town On April, 27, 1837.
This Plaque Was Erected By
The Harvey Road Board
To Commemorate That Event.

Plaque :

This Tablet Was Unveiled
His Excellency The Governor
Lt. Gen. Sir Charles Gairdner K.C.M.G.  C.B.  C.B.E.
On 30. 11. 51


Source: MA, HWA, ADB
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