About Cockburn’s sister cities
The City of Cockburn has three sister cities and these relationships celebrate historical links and promote cross-cultural understanding.The sister city relationships are marked by decorative artworks along Friendship Way
In an area populated for 3,000 years, Yueyang was originally established as a region called Hanchang in 210 AD. Yueyang is known for excellence in education, and is home to six colleges and polytechnics as well as several medical schools. Cockburn has erected a welcome wall along Friendship Way
, complete with murals and traditional Chinese lions in honour of our sister city relationship with Yueyang.
Mobile, Alabama, USA
is the third most populated city in Alabama and the State’s only port. The City is a cultural centre, housing opera and ballet companies, a symphony orchestra and art museums. Cockburn’s early connection with Mobile dates back to Captain James Stirling, who visited both Mobile and Cockburn during his naval career. The two cities also share a strong connection through the shipbuilding industry. Tony Jones’ ‘Cardinal South’ artwork on the corner of Cockburn Road and Spearwood Avenue Online Services celebrates this strong nautical relationship.
Split is the second-largest urban centre in Croatia and is situated on the shores of the Adriatic Sea. The City dates to the 6th Century BC. Croatian pioneers cultivated the growth of Cockburn and our cities share a rich market gardening history. This is celebrated by Dawn and Phil Gamblen’s ‘Cultivate’ installation on Friendship Way, near the Beeliar Road roundabout. The installation is marked by grapevines and olive trees and the traditional Croatian greeting, Dobro Dosli,
which means good day!