An influential and infamous West Australian family

Charles Broadhurst brought out his pioneering family to Western Australia in the 1860s. 

Later, in 1871, he purchased the two-masted iron-hulled SS Xantho, and used it to travel between the North-West of WA and the Swan River Colony amongst other things. Michael 'Mack' McCarthy explains how the discovery of a wreck like the SS Xantho began the process of discovering the remarkable story of the Broadhurst family. 

© 720 ABC Perth. As heard on Eoin Cameron's Breakfast Program, 720 ABC Perth.

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Wednesday 10 February 2010

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