Night awayJanuary 12, 2019 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C
Night away in an AirBnB and a visit to the south west
Excursion out to do a post on the Weir
Mundaring Weir is a dam located 39 kilometres from Perth, Western Australia in the Darling Scarp. The dam impounds the Helena River.
A soldier, Ensign Robert Dale, became the first European to explore the region in 1829. European populations did not grow significantly until construction of the dam in the late 1890s. This involved the building of a railway line from Mundaring to the Mundaring Weir site. The Irish Australian engineer C. Y. O'Connor was involved in the design of a scheme that transported water to the Eastern Goldfields of Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie in the eastern part of Western Australia. The weir was completed in 1903.Read more