William Te Aruhu (Robert) BROUGHTON
Robert was born in Wanganui in 1856 or 1864.
He married Minnie Duggan (born at Waterford, Ireland in 1860) at Sanson in 1885.
They had 11 children, six girls & five boys.
Robert started working life as a shepherd at Rongotea in the late 1896's. He then moved to Levin as a farmer.
By 1928 he was shown as a caretaker in Palmerston Nth.
Through his mother he is related to the Taueki family.
Robert signed the "Yes" petition in the 1905 Levin township petition.