Download PDF by Robyn Mary McSweeney: ALBERT EDMUND COCKRAM: KING OF THE RACECOURSE

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 simplest blood strains that money might purchase have been bought. in a single 12 months on my own 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 equipped and owned Belmont and Goodwood Racecourses in Perth.  His racing shades of pink and Orange have been well known everywhere in 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 existence 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 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 sea coast from Broome to Derby and regarded the massive power for agriculture and mineral wealth.  'The Cockram and Stuart day trip' took a cinematographer with them to list the 1st images taken of that quarter. 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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