Photos trace City’s time-honoured past

Photos trace City’s time-honoured past

People with historical connections to the City of Wanneroo posed for photographs holding their own childhood pictures for the �Remember When� exhibition.

A statement from the City said the area�s heritage dated back to 1834 when land was surveyed and syndicates took up the first land parcels.

�In 1852, Wanneroo gained its first permanent settlers, James and Mary-Ann Cockman who started a dairy farm,� it said.

�The Cockmans had seven children and built a rough limestone house which still stands today Cockman House located on the corner of Wanneroo and Ocean Reef Roads.

�By 1909 the population of Wanneroo was 300 people.

�Many of these residents have lived in the City for many years and have memories of yesteryear that the City has aimed to capture.�

Members of the City�s GOLD program and members of local historical groups contributed a nostalgic photo of their past and the story associated with the photograph for the display.