They could have been any other family, since they spent Father's Day in the backyard playing ball games and having lunch.
But 12 hours later, the police claim, three beautiful girls, Charlotte, 3, and Beatrix and Alice, 2, his mother Mara, 47, would be dead, allegedly murdered by his father, Anthony Harvey, 24, in a crime that shocked Australia.
The suburban family of Perth recalled hearing the children "laughing and playing" in the yard one day before they were allegedly beaten to death.
The backyard (in the picture) where Anthony Robert Harvey, his wife Mara Quinn and their three children celebrated Father's Day, only 24 hours before Harvey supposedly murdered them all.
Residents of Perth's suburban family remembered hearing the children "laughing and playing" in the yard one day before they were supposedly killed (pictured)
Police claim Charlotte (left), 3, and Beatrix and Alice (second left, right), 2, their mother Mara, 47, and their grandmother, Beverley Quinn, 74, would be dead, allegedly killed by their father, Anthony Harvey
"Everything seemed normal, we said hello and they were playing happily in the backyard," said neighbor Richard Fairbrother (in the picture there are floral tributes outside the house)
"There was someone taking care of our house who said everything seemed normal … they said they heard the children and their parents play a lot in the backyard on Sunday, which was the neighbor of Father's Day," said Richard Fairbrother.
They had lunch, they played in the sun and the children ran between a back swing and a slippery bathroom, neighbors said.
But the next morning, police alleged that Mr. Harvey murdered his wife and daughters inside the Bedford house with a blunt object and knives.
He then allegedly murdered Mrs. Harvey's mother, Beverley Quinn, 74, when she arrived the next morning to help prepare the children, as she did almost every day.
Mr. Harvey then allegedly stayed in the house with the five bodies for a maximum of six days before driving 1,500 km away to Pannawonica, where he then turned to the police.
The neighbors of Coode Street said they remember seeing Harvey's Toyota Landcruiser going to and from the house during the week, until Thursday.
It is not known if he continued his Jim mowing work that week or not.
Fairbrother said that Mr. Harvey sometimes complained about money problems and the difficulties of owning his own business.
On Father's Day, the Harveys had lunch, played in the sun and the children ran between a swing in the backyard and a slippery dip, neighbors said (in the photo is the backyard)
& # 39; Your loss is a matter of great pain, your pain and anguish can not [be] even imagined, a letter left outside the Harvey family's home said (pictured)
Outside the family home, the floral tributes (in the photo) continue to grow as people stop to pay their respects.
But the next morning, the police alleged that Mr. Harvey allegedly murdered his wife and daughters inside the Bedford house with a blunt object and knives & # 39; (Pictured are Anthony and Mara Harvey)
For the past nine months, Ms. Harvey had been struggling to sell an investment unit she owned in a nearby suburb, possibly to alleviate her financial problems.
The unit in Maylands, which he bought in 2005 for $ 125,000 had been on the market for sale since January.
"You will be impressed with this 2 bedroom unit carefully presented on the first floor and at the back of the nice and quiet complex," says the real estate ad.
"The renovated kitchen has gas appliances, a nice sunny lounge, a dining room and a renovated bathroom."
It also has a second investment unit in the same suburb that it bought in 2010 for $ 265,000 and is currently rented.
Harvey allegedly murdered his mother-in-law, Beverley Quinn (pictured), 74, when he arrived the next morning to help prepare the children, as he did most days.
For the past nine months, Ms. Harvey had been struggling to sell an investment unit (pictured is the construction unit) that she owned in a nearby suburb, possibly to alleviate her financial problems.
Jim Penman, CEO of Jim's Mowing, said they had trouble getting Mr. Harvey to return phone calls, but they were not aware of his financial problems.
"Anthony was a well-respected and beloved franchisee who had shown no signs of financial or emotional problems in the many contacts we had with him in recent months," he said.
"The only suggestion of problems was his failure on several occasions to answer phone calls, made as part of our effort to maintain regular contact with the franchisees."
Mr. Fairbrother and his partner Rebecca Della recalled the last conversation they had with the Harveys before the alleged murder, when they returned a ball that had left the fence.
"I went several times, the last one last month, and they always seemed very close and they were always together.
"It's pretty shocking."
Ms. Della said she never saw signs of tension or cracks in the couple's relationship.
"Even the previous week they seemed happy and happy, I never heard them fight," he said.
"They were quiet, except for their children who always played in the backyard, we never expected something to be wrong."
Ms. Della said she never saw any signs of tension or cracks in the couple's relationship (Mara and Anthony Harvey are pictured)
Outside the family home, floral tributes continued to grow, while people stopped to pay their respects.
& # 39; Your loss is a matter of great pain, your pain and anguish can not [be] I even imagined, a letter read.
"Our love and our thoughts are with you and your family."
Vince Garcia said he was so shocked and angry about the killings that he felt compelled to leave a bouquet of flowers.
"My heart is broken, I could not believe it when I heard it on the radio," he said.
& # 39; I have two children, so it really comes home. It's hard to put into words how devastated I am by them.
The unit in Maylands (pictured), which he bought in 2005 for $ 125,000, has been on the market for sale since January.
Friends and former colleagues of Mara and Beverley also paid homage to two loving mothers who worshiped their children.
Bev and Mara are the kindest souls. I break down every time I think about how they have gone, "said one.
The old friend of the family said that they were affectionate people who would help everyone.
A member of the public leaves flowers outside the house of the Harvey family after the massacre
Bev wove and wove a lot. She would be doing things all the time. Bev was very talented in the artisanal way, "he said.
& # 39; She was a dedicated mother and grandmother. Bev led Morley Elementary School's lunchroom to be as close as possible to the education of his daughters.
Mara's former mining colleague, Bjorn Karason, said: "He was a wonderful and affectionate person, with a fabulous outlook on life and nothing depressed her."
"I had a broken sense of humor and I valued the time I worked with her tremendously."
Flowers left by a member of the public are seen outside a property on Coode Street, Bedford
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