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About the Historical Society of Cockburn

Cockburn Historical Society

The Cockburn Historical Society is a non-profit volunteer organisation open to all members of the public with an interest in the history of Cockburn.

The Society was formed in 1975 by a number of local residents concerned about the preservation and recording of the cultural heritage of the Town of Cockburn. The society was incorporated in 1976 and has been meeting monthly ever since.

The committee was very involved in restoring the Azelia Ley Homestead and associated buildings, and creating the displays that are housed within. The homestead was officially opened as a museum capturing the history of the Cockburn district in November 1983, by City of Cockburn Mayor Don Miguel.
Mayor Don Miguel opening the Azelia Ley Homestead Museum, 1983 [picture]

Members of the Historical Society assist the museum with acquisition and conservation of the City's historical artefact collection, and new members are welcomed at any time.

See the Museum contact details for enquiries.



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.