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 was once, in his time, the greatest importer of Thoroughbred Racehorses into Australia from Europe and New Zealand.  the simplest blood traces that money may possibly purchase have been bought. in a single 12 months by myself he acquired in a hundred and fifty horses from in another country 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 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 used to be an inaugural member of Trotting during this kingdom, a lifestyles member of W.A.T.A., a existence 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 day trip which explored the North West beach 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 photographs 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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