A Box of Water Fountain Monument

Water is everything in Harvey, it’s the driving force behind the rich agriculture industry.

This monument in the Stirling Cottage Gardens recognises the services provided by the Public Works Department and the Water Authority to the South West Irrigation Services.

The timber box is typical of the first device used for measuring irrigation supplies in the South West Irrigation District. It was commonly called a box of water, and water was usually ordered by the number of boxes required.

Irrigation began in Harvey in 1915, and it continues today.  Check out Harvey River Diversion Drain and Harvey Dam to learn more about Harvey’s irrigation history.


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  • Wheelchair-accessible entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible toilets
  • Public toilets
  • Family-friendly
  • Large group-friendly
  • Free parking
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