The Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail

In the 1890s CY O’Connor engineered a pipeline to carry freshwater from Mundaring Weir to arid goldfields 560 km to the east.

To commemorate this incredible feat the National Trust of Australia (WA) initiated the Golden Pipeline Project.

There is more than one way to explore CY O’Connor’s pipeline.

Visit a 100-year-old steam pumping station, take a walk across a dam wall, explore the lives of the people who built and maintained this scheme at a variety of museums or drive 650 km to discover more about the pipeline that delivers water to Western Australia’s arid interior.

The National Trust of Australia (WA) has developed a range of exciting programs from the award winning exhibitions at No 1 Pump Station to a range of recreational trails to help residents and visitors to Western Australia discover more about the incredible goldfields water supply pipeline.


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