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

HomeRooms

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

HomeRooms

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

HomeRooms
Rooms

Information, images & virtual tour

Images & virtual tour

Select a room to view a range of images or to begin a virtual tour of the Azelia Ley Homestead and surrounding grounds.

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Things to see in the Gilmore room.
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...

Things to see in the Bathroom.
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...

Things to see in the Heritage room.
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...

Things to see in the Colonial room.
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...

Things to see in the Pioneer room.
Pioneer room

Pioneer room

Originally the Dining Room and now housing the archaeological explorations of Shane Burke, from diggings undertaken at ‘Peel Town’, displaying...

Entrance room
Entrance

Entrance

Still used for the main entrance, on the north side of the building, the entry now houses the military memorials for the surrounding district, and...

Things to see in the Manning room.
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...

Things to see in the Kitchen.
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....

Things to see in the Davilak room.
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...