Two hours south west of Perth is the little town of Harvey. It is a pastural centre, particularly known for its dairy. But its other claim to fame is that May Gibbs, the creator of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie, lived there briefly as a child, along with her family, in Stirling Cottage. It was this experience that she later drew on to create her vivid characters.
The original cottage no longer stands, but in the 1990’s, the locals built a replica, which currently houses a lovely cafe.