The Goldfields are famous for gold, but what is more important than gold to the people of Kalgoorlie? WATER! Without water there would be no town. Today Mt Charlotte overlooks the city of Kalgoorlie Boulder. It's a lookout for tourists and locals wishing to get a great view of the sunset, however it is also a place where we celebrate the achievements of CY O'Connor, the man responsible for achieving what many thought was impossible - piping water from Perth to Kalgoorlie.
By Maryanne Kennedy
Assistance from ABC Open Goldfields Esperance Producer, Serena Shaddick