Report of death of A.C.Broad

Published in the Otago Witness, 6th June 1927

Alfred Carter Broad, who died yesterday, aged seventy-six, was born at Diss in the County of Norfolk, came to Dunedin by the ship Coromandel in 1880 and forthwith established the Otago Brushworks, this being the business to which he was trained under the direction of his father, with whom he had a partnership in England. The factory prospered, Mr Broad's brushes and brooms finding markets in all parts of New Zealand.

He sold out in 1897, and retired into private life, amusing himself with horticulture, in which he excelled, being noted as a pansy-grower. His chief concern, however was the advocacy of the temperance cause. Right through his life he was an out-and-out believer in teetotalism, temperance, Prohibition or whatever else the crusade against alcohol was termed for the time being, and in that connection he was the loyal colleague of men who stood for that principle.

Mr J.W.Jago was one of his closest friends. Mrs Broad died several years ago. There are eight members of the family

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