26-Apr-1898 Brisbane, Qld.
8 interred -- South Brisbane Cemetery, Por 8C, #95 [27-4-98]
Samuel was interred with his wife Rosina
Samuel was admitted to the Brisbane Hospital on the 18th of April
The next largest manufacturer of sweets in this locality is Mr. Samuel Sutton, also of Queen-street. Mr. Sutton was out of town at the time of our visit, and therefore we had not the opportunity of inspecting his manufactory. Messrs. Ranniger and Co., wholesale dealers, of Mary-street, do an extensive trade in the confectionery line, and Mr. Sutton makes all their goods.
OUR LOCAL INDUSTRIES. (1869, November 19). The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933), p. 3. Link to TROVE
08 - Sep - 2016
[] BRAKE, Rosina, parents Henry BRAKE & Jane BAILEY
The lamented decease of Mrs. Elizabeth Starkey, of Miara, has removed from our midst one whose share in assisting to found prosperous and happy settlements In the old Wide Bay and Burnett has never been excelled by any of her sex, She with her first husband, the late Thomas Broom, of Agnes Vale (a Yorkshireman, who was expert in all pertaining to stock raising, and for years was in the employ of the Great Australian Agricultural Coy near Maitland), arrived in Wide Bay from the Namoi River In 1853. The Wide Bay and Burnett then was peopled by many thousands of the aboriginal race (where are they now ?), but with few of our own. Mr. and Mrs. Broom and their children left the Namoi on horseback with drays loaded with their household goods, and with armed assistants driving about 800 well-selected cattle before them to a camp near the Gayndah road, 40 miles from Maryborough, since known as Broom's Creek. Mr. Broom then secured the Agnes Vale and Sarahanna runs about the same time that the late Mr. John Eaton left the Richmond River in a similar manner, and located himself on Teebar run. Mr. Broom found that the only market for fat stock open to him was Uhr's boiling down works at Maryborough, and five to six year old bullocks realised but £2 10s to £2 15s per head, but his superior class of TB over T bullocks took the carriers' fancy, and in a short time the famous brand to a large extent supplied the numerous teams then emploed to as far back as Taroom, on the Dawson, to bringing in the yearly harvest of wool to Maryborough. Mr. Broom's industrious wife supplied the old township of Maryborough with cheese and bacon, and a resident tutor looked after the educational requirements of the little ones. They boldly faced all the difficulties that beset their pioneering life, and formed a happy and prosperous home which no hungry man need pass — a truly hospitable homestead. Alas ! six years after settling Mr. Broom was attacked with severe illness (inflammation of the lungs), and succumbed to it, leaving his good helpmate with nine young children to fight the battle of life. He died in 1859, beloved by his wife and family, and much respected by all who knew him — every inch a man. Difficulty thus became too much for the widow, having about 2000 head or cattle to attend to and protect from "duffing." She did her level best for about three years, and then married again — married Mr. Starkey, who lived but a few years, leaving the second time widow with one more daughter — now Mrs. Harvey of Bundaberg. The late Mr. John Broom, the eldest son, then took charge of affairs on behalf of his mother and family. He also secured Miara and stocked it, and after a few years spent in Maryborough the now deceased Mrs. Starkey (her son John having passed away) went to live at Miara with her youngest son, Mr. A. McIntosh Broom, Mrs. Starkey's eldest daughter (Mrs. C. J. West, of Goodwood), and her three eldest sons, John, William, and Thomas predeceased her, but she leaves behind her her daughters, Mrs William Howard, Mrs. Alexander C. Walker, Mrs. Harold Rowland, and Mrs. Richard S. Harvey, and two sons, Messrs. Stephen C. and A. M. Broom. The deceased lady was born at Inverness, in the Highlands of Scotland, in 1827, 80 years ago. She had lost four of her children and several descendants of later generation, but leaves to keep her memory green 6 children, 48 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild. As she "crossed the bar," the winds and the waves whispered, "Well done ! thou good and faithful servant."
Death of Mrs. Starkey. (1907, April 22). The Bundaberg Mail and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1892 - 1917), p. 3. Link to TROVE
The death took place at the Commercial Hotel about 8.15 last night of Mr. W. D. Lamb. For some time past he had been in failing health, although he was able to attend a meeting of the directors of the Warwick Farmers' Milling Co. on Friday. The next day, however, he was compelled to take to his bed, but despite the best medical attention and nursing he succumbed. On the 25th day of this month he would.have reached the age of 79 years. The late Mr. W. D. Lamb was a pioneer who wrought mightily for the advancement of the district in which he lived. His life's work is blended with the progress of Warwick and district. His striking career will be given in detail in Thursday's issue. The funeral is announced to take place from the Masonic Hall, Warwick, at 11 o'clock on Thursday morning for the Yangan cemetery.
Family Notices (1925, March 18). Warwick Daily News (Qld. : 1919 -1954), p. 5. Link to TROVE
Childers, May 11.
An old resident of the Wide Bay district, named William Broom, died in the Childers Hospital last night, as a result of terrible injuries sustained through falling beneath the wheel of a bullock-dray which he was driving, near the local police station.
QUEENSLAND NEWS. (1905, May 16). Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (Qld. : 1861 - 1908), p. 5. Link to TROVE
(From a Correspondent.)
It is with deep regret that we record, the death of Mr. William Broom, who resided at Sarah Anna, a few miles from Childers. It appears that the deceased had just delivered a load of log timber at Mr. Pizzey's Childers Sawmill, and was returning to his home, and while driving down the hill near the town baths where the wind mill is erected, he by some means became entangled with the bullocks, and the wheels of the waggon passed over him, completely crushing his body. It was at once evident that there were no hopes and he breathed his last on Wednesday night about 9 o'clock, a few hours after the sad accident. The deceased was a man of upright character, and of most industrious habits, and the father of four girls and five boys, all of whom are loved and respected by those who know them. Mrs. Broom, wife of decreased, who will feel the sad loss most keenly, especially as it came so suddenly and unexpectedly, is the daughter of the late W. W. Bates, of Boompa Station, who was well known and most highly respected, and sister of Messrs. Bate Bros., of Boompa Station, Mr. G. Bates, of Gayndah, Mrs. G. Nichol, of Biggenden, and Miss Bates, of Boompa. The deceased gentleman was the son of the late Mr. Thos. Broom, and of Mrs. Starkey, now of Miva, who came to Queensland from Peel River, New South Wales, where deceased was born and settled at Agnes Vale, Gayndah road, 53 years ago when deceased was quite a child. The deceased is brother to Mrs. A. C. Walker, of Knockroe plantation, (Childers), Mrs. H. Rowland, of Bundaberg, Mrs. R. S. Harvey, of Bundaberg, Mrs. W. Howard, of Gin Gin, Mr. Thos. Broom, of Bundaberg, Mr. S. Broom, of Childers, and Mr. A. Broom, of Miva. He was educated at the Old Primary School, Maryborough, and completed his education at the Ipswich Grammar School. In the death of the deceased the Wide Bay district loses another good old familiar face, and adds one more to the list of the departed, which it has been our sad lot to chronicle. The funeral took place on Friday, the 12th, and although a work day there were a large number of followers to the graveside, representing some of the very best citizens of the district, which proves the esteem and respect in which the deceased and his family are held.
SARAHANNA. (1905, May 19). Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1860 - 1947), p. 3. Link to TROVE
BBOOM. — In loving memory of our dear father and husband, William Broom, who was accidentally killed May 10ih, 1905, aged 54 years and 7 months.
The face we loved it now lies low,
The fond true heart is still ;
The hand we often clasped in ours
Lies low in death's cold chill.
Your end came sudden, father dear,
It made us weep and sigh ;
And, oh ! it is so hard to think
You could not say ' good-bye.'
We never will forget you,
Whatever our lot may be ;
In sadness and in joy, dear father,
We will remember thee.
(Inserted by his loving children and widow).
Family Notices (1906, May 10). Maryborough Chronicle, Wide Bay and Burnett Advertiser (Qld. : 1860 - 1947), p. 2. Link to TROVE