Each year the National Trust of Western Australia commemorates the significant contribution CY O’Connor’s legacy has made to the state and nation with an annual lecture held on or about the anniversary of his death – 10 March.

O’Connor’s work and his personal life were guided by qualities of integrity, innovation, sustainability and equality.  His projects have stood the test of time and remain a testament to his brilliance. It is this sense of courage and purpose and its subsequent legacy, that this lecture series seeks to promote.

Speakers invited to deliver the annual address will explore a topic and/or person, historical or contemporary, relevant to their area of expertise that is within the spirit of O’Connor’s legacy. While it is not necessary that topics relate specifically to O’Connor or engineering, it is anticipated that they will present groundbreaking research, innovation, best practice or excellence.

CY O’Connor Lecture 2022

Mike Lefroy enthralled us all by bringing us into the life of Charles Yelverton O’Connor. We’re very thankful to him for the captivating lecture full of stories, facts and furphies about his great grandfather’s life and achievements.

The CY O’Connor Lecture series has generously been sponsored by Water Corporation for many years with a partnership going back to 2004 and this year we were pleased to also acknowledge the support of our host, Western Australian Museum.

Mike’s lecture is available to view below, along with some photographs from the evening.

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