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”
A panoramic view of the district, overlooking the town, the golf course and the water supply reservoir, is obtained from the top of Cunderdin Hill.
Source: View of Cunderdin town from Cunderdin Hill.
On the way to the lookout the former reservoir caretaker’s cottage can be seen behind the club house at the golf course. Caretaker W. Blythe Simpson lived with his wife and four children – Rose, Jim, Tom and May – in this two-roomed stone cottage in the early 1900s. They had a fine vegetable garden near the dam and Mr Simpson was constantly repairing water pipes with red lead.Back to See & Do
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