By Robyn Mary McSweeney
This is the superb 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 strains that cash may perhaps purchase have been bought. in a single yr by myself he obtained in a hundred and fifty horses from in a foreign country by means of send within the early a part of the century.
He equipped and owned Belmont and Goodwood Racecourses in Perth. His racing colors of crimson 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 was once an inaugural member of Trotting during this country, a lifestyles member of W.A.T.A., a existence member of W.A.T.C., President of the Merino Breeders organization, vp 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 beach from Broome to Derby and known the massive capability for agriculture and mineral wealth. 'The Cockram and Stuart excursion' took a cinematographer with them to checklist the 1st photographs taken of that area. They then went to London attempting to get traders to open up the North West.
This booklet 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