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”
The Golden Pipeline Heritage Trail includes a number of fascinating museums along its length which will give travellers an insight into Wheatbelt and Goldfields communities.
While museums often incorporate artefacts relating to water and the supply scheme – so vital to their wellbeing – they share their pioneering past and the broader history of the area in which they are housed.
As an example Cunderdin Museum in No 3 Pump Station incorporates farming while goldfields museums tell stories of mining.
The museum, located within and around the old Northam Railway Station, features a locomotive, coaches, guards van, freight wagons and light track ...
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