Monthly Archives: November 2018

CY O’Connor – The Man and the Myth


For those of you not aware, Charles Yelverton O’Connor (11 January 1843 – 10 March 1902) was an Irish engineer who is best known for his work in Western Australia, especially the construction of Fremantle Harbour, thought to be impossible, and the Goldfields Water Supply Scheme. You know the pipeline…

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The Cyclone Season is Here

Cyclone near on the west coast of Australia

November 1 is the official beginning of the cyclone season, and we should be prepared for what is a reality of life in some of our biggest mining regions. For the upcoming season, the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) is predicting; ~40% chance of an above average number of tropical cyclones in waters off…

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