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.
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- Constructing Australia(television documentary), Australia (Australia), 2007
- Australian Dictionary of Biography, University of Melbourne Press, Melbourne (Australia); pp. 51-54 (v. 11)
- C.Y. O'Connor - His Life and Legacy, University of Western Australia Press, Perth (Australia), ISBN 187626862X, 2001
- C.Y. O'Connor, Oxford University Press, Melbourne (Australia), 1965
- The Golden Pipeline in "Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering", 2005, n. 1 v. 2
- The Chief - C.Y. O'Connor 1843-1902, University of Western Australia Press, Perth (Australia)
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