New memorial to Cockburn pioneers

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The idea was to collect names and stories from early Cockburn pioneers, to complement other displays.

The project is ongoing, with names being added as they come in from the community.

Thirty names are currently on the pioneer board.

‘The idea was to connect the local community with the exploration of their roots and to share and be proud of their origins,’ museum officer Christine Elaine said.

‘With the WA Heritage Festival, WA Foundation Day and Pioneer Week being on the calendar, it’s a great opportunity to recognise the significance of these amazing ordinary people who were brave enough to make a life for themselves in this country, and the contribution they made to the survival of the colony with their market garden skills.’