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The golden pipeline

Gretchen, Monday 2 October 2006

Yesterday, Sunday, we drove to Kalgoorlie – about 580km from Perth, which took us about seven hours. The road follows a large pipe through which fresh water flows to Kalgoorlie from Perth. This pipe, called the Golden Pipeline, was finished in 1903, within a few years of Kalgoorlie being established as a town.

Great Eastern Highway with the Golden Pipeline on the left © Gretchen Benedix

Great Eastern Highway with the Golden Pipeline on the left © Gretchen Benedix

Along the way we stopped in Southern Cross for petrol – it’s a small town where all the streets are named after stars or constellations. Very nifty for a geek like me!

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