A project from the National Trust of WA
A self-guided drive trail between the Perth Hills and Western Australia’s Eastern Goldfields. Go with the Flow. Follow the water to discover more about the audacious goldfields water supply scheme and Engineer CY O’Connor.
“Future generations, I am quite certain will think of us and bless us for our far seeing patriotism, and it will be said of us, as Isaiah said of old, ‘They made a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert”
Prospectors rushing to the goldfields in the 1890s relied on wells built in the 1860s by convict working parties under the supervision of Charles Hunt.
Many of these wells remain and several can be visited along the length of the Golden Pipeline.
The Trust has installed information panels at some and there is a trail with information panels at the site of one of them.
Just south of Tammin is reputedly one of Hunt’s Wells, a series of wells built by convicts in the 1860s that were a lifeline for those making ...
Short diversions off Great Eastern Highway will take you to wells at Tammin, Old Doodlakine and Totadgin. But, if you want to visit the first in ...
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