By Robyn Mary McSweeney

This is the fantastic tale of my nice grandfather Albert Edmund Cockram who was once, in his time, the greatest importer of Thoroughbred Racehorses into Australia from Europe and New Zealand.  the easiest blood traces that money may well purchase have been bought. in a single 12 months on my own he obtained in a hundred and fifty horses from in a foreign 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 crimson 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 used to be 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 was once proprietor and director of Griffin Coal and an entrepreneur in mining, racing and agriculture.

He funded the 1st excursion which explored the North West sea coast from Broome to Derby and recognized the large capability for agriculture and mineral wealth.  'The Cockram and Stuart excursion' took a cinematographer with them to list the 1st photographs taken of that quarter. They then went to London attempting to get traders to open up the North West.

This e-book 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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