By Robyn Mary McSweeney
This is the superb tale of my nice grandfather Albert Edmund Cockram who used to be, in his time, the biggest importer of Thoroughbred Racehorses into Australia from Europe and New Zealand. the easiest blood strains that cash may possibly purchase have been bought. in a single 12 months on my own he obtained in a hundred and fifty horses from in another 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 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 was once an inaugural member of Trotting during this country, a existence 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 used to be 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 capability for agriculture and mineral wealth. 'The Cockram and Stuart excursion' took a cinematographer with them to list the 1st images taken of that zone. They then went to London attempting to get traders to open up the North West.
This e-book 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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ALBERT EDMUND COCKRAM: KING OF THE RACECOURSE by Robyn Mary McSweeney