Cockman House: throwback to Wanneroo’s pioneer past opens to the public every Sunday

Cockman House in Woodvale.
Cockman House in Woodvale.

COCKMAN House is the oldest remaining residence in the City of Wanneroo and opens its doors to visitors every Sunday afternoon.

Completed in 1860 by James Cockman, the symbolic building was home to one of Wanneroo’s earliest settler families.

Three generations of the Cockman family lived in the home over a 130-year period.

James and Mary Ann Cockman were the first residents who lived there at the beginning of the Swan River Colony.

Today, the house is opened for tours where visitors can get an insight into the lives of the pioneering family before trying their hand at old fashioned games like quoits and skittles.

Mayor Tracey Roberts said the State Heritage Registered building had been in the City’s care since 1987, operating as a museum since 1989.

“Cockman House provides a fantastic opportunity for people to see what life was like in the Wanneroo district during the late 1800s and early to mid-1900s,” she said.

“The City is extremely proud of our pioneering history and Cockman House serves to remind us about the hardworking families who helped establish the City of Wanneroo as we know it today.”

Cockman House
Sundays, from 2-5pm
Ocean Reef Road, Woodvale
Free entry but a gold coin donation is appreciated
Suitable for all ages

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