The Mephan Ferguson pipe foundry on Caledonian Avenue manufactured and supplied some of the pipes for the Goldfields Pipeline Scheme devised by C Y O’Connor. That 560 kilometre pipeline supplying water from the coastal range to the Kalgoorlie region was constructed in five years, opened in 1903 and is regarded as a masterpiece of engineering.
Many of the streets near the foundry site have names associated with the foundry and its owner. The area around the foundry was originally known as Falkirk, after the place in Scotland where Mephan Ferguson was born.
See our Mephan Ferguson pipe foundry Flickr Album for digitised images and other digitised information