Book tells story of City of Wanneroo pioneers

Wanneroo pioneer Margaret Cockman with Mayor Tracey Roberts.Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d447196
Wanneroo pioneer Margaret Cockman with Mayor Tracey Roberts.Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d447196

A BOOK launched on Monday details the history of people in the City of Wanneroo.

Launching it with some of the City’s pioneers, Mayor Tracey Roberts said the book featured compelling oral histories of residents.

Live, Work, Play: Wanneroo Recollections fuses historic accounts of life in the City with photos that recall Wanneroo’s rich history,” she said.

“So much heart has gone into creating this high quality book which offers a snapshot to yesteryear – discover how people lived, worked and enjoyed their leisure time back in the day.”

The book features stories gleaned from the extensive collection of oral histories of pioneers and others who have made Wanneroo home since the beginning of the 20th century.

It also includes historical summaries and photographs of memorabilia.

Softback and hardback editions are for sale at $25 and $35 respectively at the Wanneroo Regional Museum, Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre and the City’s libraries.