Frederick Napier Broome

18th Nov 1842 - 26th Nov 1896


Biography

Born 18/11/1842 in Canada, eldest son of Frederick Broome, a clergyman and Catherine Eleanor née Napier. Lived in New Zealand 1857-1864 and 1865-1868 where he farmed sheep. Married Mary Anne Barker née Stewart, daughter of Walter George Stewart (q.v.) in England, 21/06/1865.

Returned to England in 1868 and worked as a journalist. Published two books of poetry, Poems from New Zealand and The Stranger of Seriphos in 1869 and 1869.

Various positions as a colonial adminstrator, 1875-1896: see Imperial Legacies.

Died in Trinidad, 26/11/1896.

Sources

Hasluck, Alexandra, 'Broome, Mary Anne (1831–1911)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/broome-mary-anne-3069/text4529, [accessed 23/05/2012].

Crowley, F. K., 'Broome, Sir Frederick Napier (1842–1896)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/broome-sir-frederick-napier-3068/text4527 [accessed 16/10/2012].


Further Information

Absentee?
British/Irish?
Spouse
Mary Anne Barker née Stewart
Children
Frederick (1866-), Guy (1870-), Louis (1874-)
School
Whitchurch Grammar School, Shropshire
Occupation
Colonial administrator

Legacies Summary

Historical (2)

BooksAuthor?
Poems from New... 1868 
BooksAuthor?
The Stranger of... 1869 

Imperial (7)

Governor
Australia: Western Australia 
Lieutenant-Governor
Mauritius 
Governor
Trinidad 
Colonial Secretary
South Africa: Natal 
Acting Governor
Barbados 
Landowner
New Zealand 
notes →
Farmed in Canterbury, New...
Landowner
New Zealand 
notes →
Lived in New Zealand with his wife Mary Anne Broome (q.v.) where they had a sheep run of 9700 acres in North...

Relationships (2)

Husband → Wife
Son-in-law → Father-in-law

Addresses (6)

Barbados
Trinidad
Canada
New Zealand
Natal, South Africa
Western Australia, Australia