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Broomfield, Frederick John (1860 - 1941)

2 April 1860
Minstead, Hampshire, England
22 May 1941
Bellevue Hill, New South Wales, Australia


Broomfield was born at Hampshire, England, and came to Australia with his mother in 1868, settling near Daylesford where he went to school. After working for an architect's firm, several newspapers, and a theatrical company he went to Sydney, eventually joining the Bulletin as a sub-editor in the mid 1880s. He went on to edit a number of significant colonial magazines and journals, as well as contributing many articles to publications like the Freeman's Journal, the Bulletin, the Sydney Mail and the Brisbane Courier. He assisted greatly in the production of E Morris Miller's bibliography Australian Literature from its Beginning to 1935 (1940). He was also the author of several poems and short stories.

Published resources

Short Stories

  • Broomfield, Frederick John, 'The Baronet of Sloan Creek', in Charleton, W. R. (ed.), The Red kangaroo and other Australian short stories, John Fairfax and Sons, Sydney, 1907, pp. 98-105. Details

See also

Rachael Weaver