Suburb Profiles



ROCKINGHAM

Rockingham is named after the ship "Rockingham" which ran aground on the beach fronting the suburb in 1830. The ship was the last of 3 to bring Thomas Peel's settlers to the new colony and although initially salvaged, it was eventually sunk in Cockburn Sound. The site of Rockingham was identified by J S Roe, (Surveyor General) in 1846 and a townsite was surveyed here by Alfred Hillman in 1847.