Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are warned that this website may contain images and voices of deceased persons.


Cockburn History is a collaborative effort between the Cockburn Libraries, City of Cockburn, and Azelia Ley Homestead Museum. 

Joint efforts between the Cockburn Libraries, Azelia Ley Homestead Museum, Cockburn Historical Society, and volunteer helpers has seen the photographic, video, oral history and Cockburn Soundings collections digitised over the years, and all are now available on this website in the Archive.

Research and writing on this site was done by Leah Napier, librarian at Spearwood Library, throughout 2017-2018.



City of Cockburn
Whadjuk Boodja
9 Coleville Crescent,
Spearwood 6163

Po Box 1215, Bibra Lake DC,
Western Australia, 6965

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Cockburn Nyungar moort Beeliar boodja-k kaadadjiny. Koora, yeyi, benang baalap nidja boodja-k kaaradjiny.
Ngalak kaadatj dayin boodja, kep wer malayin. Ngalak kaadatj koora koora wer yeyi ngalang birdiya.

City of Cockburn acknowledges the Nyungar people of Beeliar boodja. Long ago, now and in the future they care for country.
We acknowledge a continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.