He was granted a publican's licence for the Thistle Inn at Paterson in the years 1842 - 1844. 
He was granted a licence for the Settlers Arms Inn in the township of Paterson in the years 1844 - 1848
The practice of sending convicted felons to Australia was initiated after the American War of Independence, which had led to a reduction in the number of convicts being sent to North America. The British government then turned to Australia as a new destination for convicts.
James Broderick died at the Devils Hole Creek at the Hanging Rock gold fields in January 1852 having been buried in a fall of earth.
 State Archives NSW; Series: 14401; Item: [4/74]; Reel: 5057 Description licence Year: 1842 Source Information Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Certificates for Publicans' licences
 State Archives NSW; Series: 14401; Item: [4/82-83]; Reel: 5062 Description licence Year: 1848 Source Information Ancestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, Certificates for Publicans' licences,