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Pipe Dreams

This dramatisation tells the story of the tragic life of Charles Yelverton O’Conner and the construction of arguably the longest water pipeline in the world. Though his achievements are now revered and celebrated, in his life he was misunderstood and undervalued by his contemporaries.

This film charts the wounding criticism of the Goldfields Pipeline project, criticism that eventually led to the suicide of this proud and private man before the completion of his grandest scheme.

Broadcaster ABC
Production Stills