John Francis Buckland

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John Francis Buckland (1825–1910) was an auctioneer and a Member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland.

Private life[edit]

John Francis Buckland was born in Runnymede, Wraysbury, England in 1825 in a farmhouse that was a former hunting lodge of King John. He immigrated to Queensland in 1862 from England.[1]

His wife was Ellen Gertrude Ashton, daughter of Joseph Ashton and Mary Hewison.[2]

Buckland died in 21 September 1910 and was buried on 22 September 1910 in Nundah Cemetery.[2][3][1] He was survived by his wife, who died 8 October 1911.[2]

Business life[edit]

On arrival in Queensland in 1862, he established an auctioneering partnership with Simon Fraser (Fraser & Buckland, 1863-1873).[4][1] His uncle, William Thomas Buckland, was an auctioneer in Windsor, England.[5] Later he was in business on his own account as an auctioneer and broker.[6]

Public life[edit]

On 13 July 1882, he was elected through a by-election as Member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland representing the Electoral district of Bulimba. He was re-elected in 1883 and 1888, and resigned on 29 March 1892 in order to attend to his own financial affairs during an economic depression.[7][1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Death of Mr. J. F. Buckland.". The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) (Qld.: National Library of Australia). 22 September 1910. p. 4. Retrieved 1 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c <Queensland Registrar-General of Births, Deaths & Marriages
  3. ^ Buckland John Francis — Brisbane City Council Grave Location Search. Retrieved 18 September 2012.
  4. ^ Jacqueline Bell, M. Carter, Fraser, Simon (1824? - 1889), Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 4, Melbourne University Press, 1972, pp 216-217.
  5. ^ Brian Learmount. History of the Auction Iver: Barnard & Learmont, 1985 ISBN 0-9510240-0-0
  6. ^ The Brisbane Courier. Friday, 17 January 1879, p3.
  7. ^ Charles Arrowsmith Bernays. The Roll of the Queensland Parliament, from 22nd May, 1860 to 8th May, 1926. Brisbane: Government Printer, 1926.
Government offices
Preceded by
Frederick ffoulkes Swanwick
Legislative Assembly of Queensland
Electoral district of Bulimba

Succeeded by
James Robert Dickson