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11th April 2019 September 20th, 2019 No Comments
Spearwood market garden for national service onion planting, 1942

Originally published in Cockburn Soundings – April 2019

Did you know there is buried treasure in Hamilton Hill or that Cockburn’s first soccer team was formed in Jandakot in 1914? Ever wondered how market gardeners got all their planting done while the men were away at war?

Find out all the interesting things about our great City by visiting our newly launched Cockburn History website, history.cockburn.wa.gov.au

Visitors to the interactive site can take a tour through yesteryear and learn about Cockburn’s industrial, Aboriginal, migration, sporting and wartime history.

Joint efforts between Cockburn libraries, Azelia Ley Museum, Cockburn Historical Society and volunteers have seen the photographic, video, oral histories and the earliest editions of Cockburn Soundings digitised over the years and they are now available to view on this website.

The site encourages the reader to contribute their historical knowledge of the area by submitting information through online forms found under each article.

For further information contact history@cockburn.wa.gov.au or call Spearwood Library on 08 9411 3800.

Spearwood market garden for national service onion planting, 1942

Pictured Above: Group gathered on a Spearwood market garden for national service onion planting, 1942 (Source: Cockburn History)

The HMS Success hove down to the Cruizer [ca. 1829-1830]

The HMS Success hove down to the Cruizer [ca. 1829-1830] (Source: Cockburn History)

Jandakot Roads Board, 1903

Jandakot Roads Board, 1903 (Source: Cockburn History)

Spencer's House, Jandakot

Spencer’s House, Jandakot (Source: Cockburn History)

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