By Robyn Mary McSweeney
This is the superb tale of my nice grandfather Albert Edmund Cockram who used to be, in his time, the greatest importer of Thoroughbred Racehorses into Australia from Europe and New Zealand. the simplest blood strains that money may well purchase have been bought. in a single yr on my own he acquired in a hundred and fifty horses from out of the country by way of send within the early a part of the century.
He equipped and owned Belmont and Goodwood Racecourses in Perth. His racing colors of pink and Orange have been well known all around the Commonwealth. His horses gained significant races all through Australia, 5 Perth Cups, Epsom's, 3 Sydney Cups, 3 Hannan's Cups, Waverley, Railway Stakes, Villiers, to call yet a few. He was once an inaugural member of Trotting during this kingdom, a lifestyles member of W.A.T.A., a lifestyles member of W.A.T.C., President of the Merino Breeders organization, vice chairman of the Royal Agricultural Society. He used to be proprietor and director of Griffin Coal and an entrepreneur in mining, racing and agriculture.
He funded the 1st day trip which explored the North West sea coast from Broome to Derby and known the large capability for agriculture and mineral wealth. 'The Cockram and Stuart day trip' took a cinematographer with them to list the 1st photographs taken of that zone. They then went to London attempting to get traders to open up the North West.
This ebook not just covers his lifestyles tale and achievements yet connects the 1st 5 households of mine that got here to Western Australia from 1833.
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