LIEUTENANT J. BROADHOUSE A well-known mariner in both sail and steam in New Zealand and Pacific waters. Lieutenant James Broadhouse, died at the Auckland Naval Base. A native of Staffordshire. England, he obtained his master's certificate eight years after going to sea at the age of 16. Captain Broadhouse joined the Shaw. Saville and Albion Company, visiting New Zealand in 1901 as chief officer of the square rigged ships Canterbury and Zealandia. He was married in 1903 and settled in New Zealand. A small yacht, the Adi Mourn, which he delivered to Fiji from Auckland was his first command. Captain Broadhouse entered the Government service as a surveyor of ships in 1914. but resigned five years later owing to ill-health. He then took command of the barque Antiope on a voyage to Fiji, England, Holland, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and South Africa. He returned to New Zealand in 1922, and after commanding several vessels spent 10 years trading among the Pacific islands. He was engaged on service work in the Pacific for the Works Department early in this war, being in command of a schooner. Captain Broadhouse was granted a commission in the Royal Naval Reserve in 1942. and was in the service at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.
AUCKLAND STAR, VOLUME LXXVI, ISSUE 17, 20 JANUARY 1945, PAGE 7
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