Charles Yelverton O'Connor
|Name:||Charles Yelverton O'Connor|
|Born on||11 January 1843 in Castletown, County Meath, Ireland, Europe|
|Deceased on||10 March 1902 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia, Australia and Oceania|
|1861 - 1865||
Railway construction in Ireland.
Emigrates to New Zealand.
Assistant Engineer, Westland Area, New Zealand
County Engineer, Canterbury Province, New Zealand
Inspecting Engineer, South Island, New Zealand
Under-Secretary of Public Works, New Zealand.
Appointed Engineer-in-Chief, Western Australia and General Manager of Western Australia government railways
|1892 - 1897||
Design and supervision of construction of Fremantle Harbour.
Supervises railway network expansion in Western Australia.
|1895 - 1902||
Design and construction of Coolgardie Water Supply for goldfields.
Unveiling of statue and monument to O'Connor in Fremantle, Western Australia.
Notes & Comments
Committed suicide after intense public criticism of the Coolgardie scheme, a few months before this very successful project began operation.
Structures and Projects
Participation in the following structures & large-scale projects:
- Australian Dictionary of Biography. University of Melbourne Press, Melbourne (Australia), pp. 51-54 (v. 11).
- C.Y. O'Connor. Oxford University Press, Melbourne (Australia). (1965):
- C.Y. O'Connor - His Life and Legacy. University of Western Australia Press, Perth (Australia). (2001):
- The Chief - C.Y. O'Connor 1843-1902. University of Western Australia Press, Perth (Australia). :
- Constructing Australia. Episode 2: Pipe Dreams. television documentary, Australia (Australia), 2007.
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