This is a story of the construction of gold fields pipeline and the working relationship between two men John Forrest and C Y O'Connor. And the corruption and political rivalry that caused a tragic end.


Franco di Chiera


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Wendy Hughes ... Herself - Narrator (voice)
Murray Dowsett Murray Dowsett ... C.Y. O'Connor
Luke Hewitt Luke Hewitt ... John Forrest
Noel O'Neill Noel O'Neill ... Albert Gaston
Mike Anthony Sheehy Mike Anthony Sheehy ... Thomas Hodgson
Richard Mellick Richard Mellick ... Alexander Forrest
Ryan Quinn Ryan Quinn ... Roderick O'Connor
Janet Pettigrew Janet Pettigrew ... O'Connor's Wife
Hannah Sutton Hannah Sutton ... O'Connor's Daughter
George Shevtsov George Shevtsov ... Charles Vosper
Neil Hansen Neil Hansen ... O'Connor's Secretary
Peter Docker Peter Docker ... Journalist
James Hagan ... Parliamentarian
Barry Strickland Barry Strickland ... Coroner
Martin Harvey Martin Harvey ... Pathologist


Pipe Dreams is the story of the construction of the longest water pipeline in the world - the pipeline that connected Perth to Coolgardie. It is still regarded as one of the great engineering marvels. This story focuses on the life of both C Y O'Connor the Chief engineer of Western Australia and John Forrest the visionary Premier and their working relationship together until O'Connors tragic death that came only months before completion of his work. Written by Tim

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25 March 2007 (Australia) See more »

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