By Robyn Mary McSweeney
This is the fantastic 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 traces that money may well purchase have been bought. in a single yr by myself he acquired in a hundred and fifty horses from in another country via send within the early a part of the century.
He outfitted and owned Belmont and Goodwood Racecourses in Perth. His racing shades of red and Orange have been popular everywhere in 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 country, a existence member of W.A.T.A., a existence member of W.A.T.C., President of the Merino Breeders organization, vice chairman of the Royal Agricultural Society. He was once 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 beach from Broome to Derby and known the massive strength for agriculture and mineral wealth. 'The Cockram and Stuart day trip' took a cinematographer with them to checklist the 1st photos taken of that sector. They then went to London attempting to get traders to open up the North West.
This booklet not just covers his existence tale and achievements yet connects the 1st 5 households of mine that got here to Western Australia from 1833.
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