Collection DX33 - Broughton Archive

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Broughton Archive


  • 1992 (Creation)

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Manuscript copy of book

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Biographical history

Brian Robert Broughton M.R.S.H. began his working life in the last livery stable to operate in Hobart, Tasmania. He then served as an able seaman (A. B.) in the last cargo-carrying squarerigged ship to visit the port, spending three of his ten years at sea in that vessel and rounding Cape Horn three times.
He spent his life as a horseman, seaman, shepherd, rigger, cabman, cl erk, hotel keeper and safety inspector and finally as a State health inspector and five years in charge of Tasmania's workplace inspectorate.

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Donated by Brian Broughton

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Manuscript copy of a book on sail transportation by B R Broughton, “Berth of a Man" – an authentic story of ships, the sea and the shore” draft of a manuscript about sail water transport (wheat clippers) a factual picture of the world ashore and afloat as seen through the eyes of an ordinary Australian.

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please cite the reference number and provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections”

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HE Mar2019




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