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Author
Grant, R. D.; Moulds, A.
Title
C.Y. O'Connor - Public Works Engineer 1843-1902
In
First Australasian Conference on Engineering Heritage 1994: Old Ways in a New Land; Preprints of Papers
Imprint
Institution of Engineers, Australia, Barton, Australian Capital Territory, 1994, pp. 7-23
ISBN/ISSN
0858256223
Url
https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=625023795098226;res=IELENG
Abstract

The paper deals with C.Y. O'Connor's career, his years of maturing experience in New Zealand, where he rose from an assistant engineer's post in Canterbury Province, in 1865, to become Under Secretary for Public Works, and his period subsequently as Engineer in Chief in Western Australia. It draws parallels between O'Connor's work in New Zealand and Western Australia, in the construction of harbour works, pioneer railways and hydraulic schemes through difficult terrain.

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