C. Y. O'Connor

Sir John Forrest, about to set off on an expedition to find Ludwig Leichhardt. On becoming Premier of Western Australia, he employed C.Y O'Connor to oversee major public works, such as the railway to Adelaide, making Fremantle Harbour and building the pipeline to the goldfields.
Sir John Forrest: "Future generations, I am certain, will think of us and bless us for our far-seeing patriotism, and it will be said of us as Isiah said of old, 'They made a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert."
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