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Broad, Frederick Robert (1866–1955)

Mr. Frederick Robert Broad passed away in Perth on 17th December following a "stroke" which he had some 13 weeks previously on his Kirkalocka Station, in the Lower Murchison, some 30 miles south of Mount Magnet, W.A. He was born on 1st May 1866, and when 18 months old was taken by his parents to Wydgee Station, which his father had just taken up to develop. Some 50 years ago, he and his brother Alfred, who survives him, took up Kirkalocka and they have developed it to its present state of high production.

Mr. Broad was a thoughtful man with a judicious and friendly outlook, and in consequence he was always ready to share the practical experience on pastoral matters gained during a lifetime. This was particularly the case with regard to the breeding of sheep and the production of good wool under Murchison conditions. He had also made a special study of methods likely to reduce the kangaroo pest and gave details of these in an article which was published in the Pastoral Review in December 1954.

Mr. Broad is survived by a widow and married daughter.

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'Broad, Frederick Robert (1866–1955)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/broad-frederick-robert-151/text152, accessed 22 April 2019.

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