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Know Your Suburb - Bill Thomas

In the early 1990s, volunteers at the office of Bill Thomas, MLA for Cockburn, began researching and putting together a series of short histories of the suburbs of Cockburn.

Helped by a staff member at Bill's office, the volunteers interviewed local residents and dug up all kinds of interesting tidbits of information, which were compiled into pamphlets and distributed free to households in the Cockburn area.
William Watson



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 kaditj boodjar kep wer kaadidjiny kalyakool yoodaniny, wer koora wer yeyi ngalak Birdiya koota-djinanginy.

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.