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Harvey Internment Camp Memorial Shrine

South Western Highway, Harvey, Western Australia 6220, Australia
+61 8 9729 1122
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Interesting, if you are passing by...

Or unless you have a connection to this. Not worth a detour, but if you are passing by, get the... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
womblewa
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Mandurah, Australia
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Worth a visit

Very interesting part of history. You have to get a key from the Tourist Office - which was closed... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2018
Fosseboy
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Perth, Australia
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South Western Highway, Harvey, Western Australia 6220, Australia
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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Or unless you have a connection to this. Not worth a detour, but if you are passing by, get the key from the Visitors Centre, wander over here and have a look. Lots of history noted on the walls inside. Reading the accounts of being...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Very interesting part of history. You have to get a key from the Tourist Office - which was closed on a Saturday lunch time! Pretty setting.

Thank Fosseboy
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This Memorial Shrine is a short stroll from the Visitor Centre and visitors can obtain the entrance key from the Centre. On June 10, 1940, thousands of Italians in Australia became the enemy as Italy entered the war on the side of the Axis. Internees...More

Thank Dan L
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

I have passed by this beautiful and peaceful memorial site many times while driving past. I walked from the Harvey Township (20 min walk) under the bridge, through the Visitor Centre, pass Stirling Cottage up to the Chapel built by the Italian interred community during...More

Thank Henry M
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

An essential stop on the South Western Highway that reveals the site of a world War Two internment camp.

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

...with so much forgotten about the impact of the Second World War on Australia. This brings a lot of history about the way in which Italians were interned because of their nationality and Italy becoming an enemy. A very beautiful spot. Lovely chapel. Peaceful. And...More

Thank Fosseboy
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

very good history of the lives of the great immigrants we had and particularly the wonderful Italian immigrant

Thank fmgph
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

A lot of hard work by a band of volunteers, and two Italian stonemasons have built a Chapel over the remains of the original Chapel that was the centre of worship for Italian Internees during WW2 An interesting monument that is easy to overlook

1  Thank MichaelF12
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Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

I wasn't planning on visiting the shrine on my visit to Harvey, however the lovely gentleman at the Visitor Information Centre convinced me to visit, and I'm glad I did. I didn't realise that in Australia and in WA, men were interned in the Second...More

Thank KylieIsTravelling
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Reviewed 30 December 2015

This is a forgotten small piece of history on the South West Highway out of Harvey. It's a pity that some of the camp iteself has not been preserved. Hind-sight is wonderful all the fears that Australians of the day had tend to be glossed...More

Thank Remlig
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