ALBERT EDMUND COCKRAM: KING OF THE RACECOURSE by Robyn Mary McSweeney

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 easiest blood traces that money may possibly purchase have been bought. in a single 12 months on my own he obtained in one hundred fifty horses from abroad 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 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 country, a existence 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 excursion which explored the North West beach from Broome to Derby and recognized the large strength for agriculture and mineral wealth.  'The Cockram and Stuart day trip' took a cinematographer with them to checklist the 1st photographs taken of that zone. 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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