Story: Brooke, John Balmain

From left: John Balmain (Jack) Brooke, his daughter-in-law Elaine and son Don, and granddaughter Jennifer on board Spirit of Adventure, 1983

From left: John Balmain (Jack) Brooke, his daughter-in-law Elaine and son Don, and granddaughter Jennifer on board Spirit of Adventure, 1983

Such was his commitment to helping young people participate in sailing that Jack Brooke refused payment for his design of the training ship Spirit of Adventure in 1971-72.

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Jason Corkin. 'Brooke, John Balmain', first published in the Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, vol. 5, 2000. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, https://teara.govt.nz/en/biographies/5b42/brooke-john-balmain (accessed 21 October 2017)