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Charles Yelverton O'Connor

Biographical Information

Name: Charles Yelverton O'Connor
Born on 11 January 1843 in , County Meath, Ireland, Europe
Deceased on 10 March 1902 in , Western Australia, Australia, Australia and Oceania
1861 - 1865

Railway construction in Ireland.

1865

Emigrates to New Zealand.

1868

Assistant Engineer, Westland Area, New Zealand

1872

County Engineer, Canterbury Province, New Zealand

1880

Inspecting Engineer, South Island, New Zealand

1883

Under-Secretary of Public Works, New Zealand.

1891

Appointed Engineer-in-Chief, Western Australia and General Manager of Western Australia government railways

1892 - 1897

Design and supervision of construction of Fremantle Harbour.

1890s

Supervises railway network expansion in Western Australia.

1895 - 1902

Design and construction of Coolgardie Water Supply for goldfields.

1911

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:

designer
project manager

Bibliography

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  • About this
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  • Person-ID
    1003281
  • Date created
    06/03/2004
  • Last Update
    22/07/2014