Cockburn Murder Mystery: Robb’s Jetty Explosion 1903
Apr20

Cockburn Murder Mystery: Robb’s Jetty Explosion 1903

Fire, sabotage, and death at the turn-of-the-century. Robb’s Jetty Explosives Magazine. At 7pm on the night of Wednesday, 15th July 1903, a terrible explosion ripped through the beachside...

Read More
Cockburn History: Jandakot Christmas Tree
Apr14

Cockburn History: Jandakot Christmas Tree

On Saturday, 22 December 1900, the first annual Jandakot Christmas Tree was held at the newly-built Jandakot Agricultural Hall for the children and families of the young farming district. Mr and Mrs...

Read More
Cockburn History: Horses, racing & stables in Cockburn
Sep28

Cockburn History: Horses, racing & stables in Cockburn

The Cockburn coastline has played host to horses, races, and stables since the earliest days of European settlement. Early settlers held a pony race beside the beach at South Fremantle in 1833,...

Read More
Cockburn History: Hamilton Hill Memorial Hall
Jul22

Cockburn History: Hamilton Hill Memorial Hall

In 1924, market gardeners and local politicians of the Spearwood and Hamilton Hill areas formed an association to raise funds for a war memorial. They wanted to honour the memories of the men from...

Read More
WA Day special: Clarence Townsite and Thomas Peel
Jun01

WA Day special: Clarence Townsite and Thomas Peel

Cockburn History – Clarence Townsite: Have you ever wondered about the origins of WA Day? Did you know that one of the earliest European settlements in Western Australia was right here in...

Read More
Cockburn History: Happy 40th, Spearwood Library
Mar01

Cockburn History: Happy 40th, Spearwood Library

Spearwood Library celebrates its 40th birthday this month. Officially opened 24 March 1976. A lot has changed since Spearwood Public Library first opened its doors, 40 years ago this month. As the...

Read More
Suburban History: South Lake
Feb11

Suburban History: South Lake

South Lake, like many other suburbs east of Bibra Lake, was originally part of the Jandakot Agricultural Area. Parcels of land in the fertile, swampy district were offered for sale by the government...

Read More
Cockburn History: Woodman Point Racecourse
Nov02

Cockburn History: Woodman Point Racecourse

Horse racing and stables have always been an important part of the history of Cockburn. Since the earliest days of settlement, Fremantle jockeys and trainers have headed south of the port city to...

Read More
Suburban History: Henderson
Oct26

Suburban History: Henderson

Henderson is named for Sir Reginald Henderson, the British Admiral who recommended a naval base be built in Cockburn Sound in 1910. The Henderson area’s first European contact came with the...

Read More
Suburban History: Hammond Park
Oct17

Suburban History: Hammond Park

The first land grant of the area around Jilbup (Thomsons) Lake, in what is now Hammond Park, was to George Dunnage, who had 20,000 acres granted in 1830, including the whole Hammond Park area....

Read More
Translate »

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

Google Plus

Follow Me on Pinterest
  • STEM Activities: Learning about Constellations - Crafts, Sculptures, & iPad App

    Pinned: 8 Aug 2016
  • For guest room! They did this every night on our cruise and I loved it!

    Pinned: 5 Aug 2016
  • Rainbow cow

    Pinned: 2 Aug 2016
  • 30 Inspirational Quotes from Fictional Teachers and Mentors - Playgroundequipme... - Infographic

    Pinned: 2 Aug 2016
  • Your preschool and/or kindergarten students will have fun creating our C Is for Cat letter craft and letter-sound association activities for the hard "Cc" sound as in "cat."  C Is for Cat Letter Craft What you need:

    Pinned: 2 Aug 2016
  • More 2D Shape Animal Crafts A Fox Freebie!

    Pinned: 2 Aug 2016
  • My rule of life: #1 "If you want something you never had, you have to do something you've never done."

    Pinned: 27 Jul 2016
  • Do what is right, not what is easy. -- read: http://www.marcandangel.com/2015/09/16/12-laws-of-happiness-that-will-change-your-life/

    Pinned: 27 Jul 2016
  • Paper Bag Ninja Craft for Kids ...Hi-Yah! | I Heart Crafty Things

    Pinned: 22 Jul 2016
  • These are some beautiful quotes to read when you are depressed, sad or just need a little bit of motivation! Love yourself, read them, raise and shine!

    Pinned: 22 Jul 2016

Instagram

Follow Me on Instagram
  • We decorated our rocks to hide, wonder how many will be found in the library. #rockpainting #warocks #library #librarylife #rockdrop #librariesofinstagram

    cockburnlibraries: "We decorated our rocks to hide, wonder how many will be found in the library. #rockpainting #warocks #library #librarylife #rockdrop #librariesofinstagram"
    21
    0
  • Once upon a time our oral history collection was only available on cassette. Now you can stream them 24/7. Oral histories of Cockburn residents including award winning author Kim Scott. Check the website.

    cockburnlibraries: "Once upon a time our oral history collection was only available on cassette. Now you can stream them 24/7. Oral histories of Cockburn residents including award winning author Kim Scott. Check the website."
    20
    1
  • The horses are ready. The spectators are glammed up. And it might be the #racethatstopsthenation but it won’t stop the #library come and visit today and see what you can find out about #horses #horsesracing #animalwelfare and so much more #librariesofinstagram #librarydisplay #librarygram #melbournecup

    cockburnlibraries: "The horses are ready. The spectators are glammed up. And it might be the #racethatstopsthenation but it won’t stop the #library come and visit today and see what you can find out about #horses #horsesracing #animalwelfare and so much more #librariesofinstagram #librarydisplay #librarygram #melbournecup"
    13
    0
  • Two new copies of my (J) new favourite #picturebook by WA author @megmckinlay reserve a copy at you library today. #librariesofinstagram #bookstagram #librarybook

    cockburnlibraries: "Two new copies of my (J) new favourite #picturebook by WA author @megmckinlay reserve a copy at you library today. #librariesofinstagram #bookstagram #librarybook"
    21
    0
  • “To learn to read is to light a fire...”. #quotes #reading

    cockburnlibraries: "“To learn to read is to light a fire...”.
#quotes #reading"
    20
    0
  • We’re ready for some amazing #spooky #storytime with @sambellina_yellow #halloween #halloween2017 #librariesofinstagram

    cockburnlibraries: "We’re ready for some amazing #spooky #storytime with @sambellina_yellow #halloween #halloween2017 #librariesofinstagram"
    15
    1
  • We know #youknownothingjonsnow but luckily David knows a thing or two and has amazing #pumpkincarving skills #halloween #gothalloween #gothalloween2017 #libraries #library #librariesofinstagram #jonsnow

    cockburnlibraries: "We know #youknownothingjonsnow but luckily David knows a thing or two and has amazing #pumpkincarving skills #halloween #gothalloween #gothalloween2017 #libraries #library #librariesofinstagram #jonsnow"
    23
    0
  • Happy Halloween!!! #halloweencostume #halloween #halloween2017 #cityofcockBOOurn

    cockburnlibraries: "Happy Halloween!!! #halloweencostume #halloween #halloween2017 #cityofcockBOOurn"
    20
    0
  • It’s Old Tom as drawn by Jessica at @the_literature_centre #celebratereading2017 and directed by Leigh HOBBS

    cockburnlibraries: "It’s Old Tom as drawn by Jessica at @the_literature_centre #celebratereading2017 and directed by Leigh HOBBS"
    12
    0
  • Thanks to our knitting club at Success, these beanies are heading to @tinysparkswa

    cockburnlibraries: "Thanks to our knitting club at Success, these beanies are heading to @tinysparkswa"
    25
    4