By Robyn Mary McSweeney
This is the superb tale of my nice grandfather Albert Edmund Cockram who used to be, in his time, the biggest importer of Thoroughbred Racehorses into Australia from Europe and New Zealand. the easiest blood traces that money may perhaps purchase have been bought. in a single yr by myself he acquired in one hundred fifty horses from out of the country by means of 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 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 used to be an inaugural member of Trotting during this country, a lifestyles member of W.A.T.A., a lifestyles member of W.A.T.C., President of the Merino Breeders organization, vp 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 regarded the massive power for agriculture and mineral wealth. 'The Cockram and Stuart day trip' took a cinematographer with them to list 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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