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By Robyn Mary McSweeney

This is the superb tale of my nice grandfather Albert Edmund Cockram who was once, in his time, the biggest importer of Thoroughbred Racehorses into Australia from Europe and New Zealand.  the easiest blood traces that money may purchase have been bought. in a single 12 months by myself he got in a hundred and fifty horses from in a foreign country through send within the early a part of the century.

He equipped and owned Belmont and Goodwood Racecourses in Perth.  His racing shades of crimson and Orange have been popular all around 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 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, 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 acknowledged the massive strength for agriculture and mineral wealth.  'The Cockram and Stuart excursion' took a cinematographer with them to checklist the 1st photographs taken of that sector. They then went to London attempting to get traders to open up the North West.

This publication 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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