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C.Y. O’Connor – The Pipeline Story

Sutherland Street, Williamstown
Western Australia
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Kalgoorlie-Boulder
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The CY O'Connor bust is housed in the Kalgoorlie Town Hall
Credit: Kelsey Reid

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Starting at Mundaring Weir in Perth, the pipes (and the water) reached to Southern Cross, then to Coolgardie and finally to the Charlotte Reservoir at Kalgoorlie.

Visit the Mt Charlotte Reservoir and Lookout to read about C.Y. O’Connor and his vision of the great pipeline. It was right here, the scheme was opened by Sir John Forrest on 24th January 1903, in a 41.1-degree heatwave, before a large excited crowd, including many important visitors from the eastern states.

The whole scheme and system has grown to become an engineering marvel that is still in use today.

You can follow in the footsteps and learn more about the challenges of C.Y. O’Connor through the Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail.

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Sutherland Street, Williamstown
Western Australia
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The Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail
  • CY O'Connor - Mt Charlotte Lookout - Kalgoorlie-Boulder
    The C.Y. O'Connor Story - Mt Charlotte Lookout
    Credit: Brenden Ah-Kim
  • CY O'Connor - Mt Charlotte Lookout - Kalgoorlie-Boulder
    The C.Y. O'Connor Story - Mt Charlotte Lookout
    Credit: Brenden Ah-Kim
  • CY O'Connor - Mt Charlotte Lookout - Kalgoorlie-Boulder
    The C.Y. O'Connor Story - Mt Charlotte Lookout
    Credit: Brenden Ah-Kim
  • CY O'Connor - Mt Charlotte Lookout - Kalgoorlie-Boulder
    The Goldfields pipeline runs from Perth through to Kalgoorlie
    Credit: Danielle Malec

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C.Y. O’Connor – The Pipeline Story

Sutherland Street, Williamstown
Western Australia

goldenpipeline.com.au/place/mount-charlotte

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