By Robyn Mary McSweeney
This is the fantastic 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 simplest blood traces that cash may purchase have been bought. in a single yr on my own he received in one hundred fifty horses from in a foreign country through 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 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 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 beach from Broome to Derby and recognized the massive strength for agriculture and mineral wealth. 'The Cockram and Stuart excursion' took a cinematographer with them to list the 1st photos taken of that area. 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