Originally known as the Coolgardie Goldfields Water Supply Scheme, the Goldfields Water Supply, Western Australia, has exceptional and unique cultural significance for Australia. Western Australia's first Premier, the dynamic and visionary Sir John Forrest, recognized the need for this extraordinary project to support the young and burgeoning gold mining industry in the dry interior of the state. In 1896 he directed C Y O'Connor, the colony's first Engineer-in-Chief, to find a permanent solution to the water supply problem in the area, which lacked any permanent surface water supplies and
Hodgson, Thomas C.
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Water Supply & ControlEra: 1900-1909DateCreated: 1903LOT 2714 Goldfields HwyKalgoorlieState: W AustZip: 6430Country: AustraliaWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Goldfields-Water-Supply/Creator: Hodgson, Thomas C. , O'Connor, Charles Yelverton
YearAdded:Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Fernando de Sousa (CC BY-SA 2.0)Era_date_from: 1903