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 perhaps purchase have been bought. in a single yr on my own he acquired in a hundred and fifty horses from abroad by means of send within the early a part of the century.
He outfitted and owned Belmont and Goodwood Racecourses in Perth. His racing colors of pink and Orange have been well known everywhere in the Commonwealth. His horses received 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 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 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 power for agriculture and mineral wealth. 'The Cockram and Stuart day trip' took a cinematographer with them to checklist the 1st images 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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ALBERT EDMUND COCKRAM: KING OF THE RACECOURSE by Robyn Mary McSweeney