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Historical signs in Cockburn

Poppy Street Signs

As you make your way around the City of Cockburn, you will notice poppies have begun to bloom on street name signs.
Each of these marks the name of a Cockburn local who served in the armed forces in a war or peace keeping related activity, or a
commemorative event. Behind each name is also the story of a local family, many of whose lives were forever changed by events on the other side of the world.

For a list of all street names that have wartime significance, visit the Poppy street signs page on the City of Cockburn website.

Interpretive signage 

There are currently three individual interpretive signs in Cockburn, complementary to the poppy street signs, providing three separate stories of life in Cockburn during wartime. These are located outside Cockburn ARC, Cockburn Central, Memorial Hall, Hamilton Hill and Botany Reserve, Hammond Park.

For the text and images of the interpretive signs, visit the Poppy street signs page on the Cockburn Libraries website.



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.