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HomeArchives for Adrian

Welcome to the new Cockburn Libraries website. We’ve added some new features and refreshed the old. Read More

HomeArchives for Adrian

Welcome to the new Cockburn Libraries website. We’ve added some new features and refreshed the old. Read More

HomeArchives for Adrian

Welcome to the new Cockburn Libraries website. We’ve added some new features and refreshed the old. Read More

HomeArchives for Adrian
Manning room

Manning room

Originally the Drawing Room, and named for the family that built all three homesteads on the larger Manning Estate, the original ‘Home Farm’ to the north of the lake, ‘Davilak House’ to the south of the lake, built for Lucius Manning, and this ‘Manning Tree House’,...
Pioneer room

Pioneer room

Originally the Dining Room and now housing the archaeological explorations of Shane Burke, from diggings undertaken at ‘Peel Town’, displaying materials these pioneers, brought from England nearly 200 years ago. This room also displays some of the first furniture to...
Heritage room

Heritage room

Originally Azelia’s husband, Jack Ley’s room and now exhibiting costumes from the 1800’s, including childrens’, christening, wedding and bathing outfits, especially the costumes of Azelia Ley and her mother Florence Manning (nee Bickley) recently donated by their...
Gilmore room

Gilmore room

Named for the ship bringing the early settlers to this area in 1829 together with the Hooghly and Rockingham in 1830, this room houses equipment showing early technology of music, film, cameras, typewriters, and textile industries. The books on display reflect the...
Colonial room

Colonial room

This was the original Guest Room, and features the four poster bed brought by the Drummond family to the colony, aboard the ‘Parmelia’, the first ship to bring settlers to Fremantle, WA, in 1829. Used and passed down through the families to the present day and donated...
Davilak room

Davilak room

Named for the large hacienda style homestead, built from materials on this Manning estate, who’s ruins are currently being conserved, and where Azelia was born and married, this was Azelia’s Bedroom and houses the furniture of the time and examples of the equipment...
Hallway Gallery

Hallway Gallery

The Hallway Picture Gallery, shows early photography of the settlers of the wider City of Cockburn area, homes, families and industries, including the Market Gardeners, and some history from the beginnings of the City of Cockburn. Image gallery Things to see in the...
Kitchen

Kitchen

This room was originally the Library, as Azelia was a well-educated woman, who wrote extensive diaries, now housed in the Battye Library, Perth WA. Now displayed as a kitchen, converted for use after her death, it now displays articles donated by the local community,...
Bathroom

Bathroom

This is the original Bathroom, with deep iron bath and toilet commode. The cabinets display the various bathroom artefacts used at that time. Image gallery Things to see in the Bathroom. Things to see in the Bathroom. Things to see in the Bathroom. Things to see in...