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William Robert Broughton (1828–1904)

Mr. William Broughton died at his residence, Moorebank House, Liverpool, on Friday. The deceased, who was born at Appin in 1828, was the eldest grandson of William Broughton, the first "Government storekeeper" at Parramatta. He was educated at King's School, and was at one time owner of Yanko (Riverina) Station. His father (W. H. Broughton) founded the Broughtonsworth Station, Burrowa, just after he (in company with Mr. Hamilton Hume) had first explored the Burrowa district. His mother was half-sister to Mr. Henry O'Brien, of Douro, the first New South Wales squatter to start boiling down sheep, and niece of "Merchant" Brown, who resided at Abbotsbury (near "Horsley," Prospect), for several years—a century ago.

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'Broughton, William Robert (1828–1904)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 27 May 2024.

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16 April, 1828
Appin, New South Wales, Australia


13 May, 1904 (aged 76)
Liverpool, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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