Charles Pakenham Buchanan

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Charles Buchanan
Charles Pakenham Buchanan - Mayor of Brisbane.jpg
Charles Pakenham Buchanan in his mayoral robes - 1919.
35th Mayor of Brisbane
In office
Preceded by William Thompson
Succeeded by Thomas Wilson
In office
Preceded by John McMaster
Succeeded by James Maxwell
Personal details
Born Charles Pakenham Buchanan
(1874-11-09)9 November 1874
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Died 22 September 1924(1924-09-22) (aged 49)
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Resting place Toowong Cemetery
Nationality Australian
Spouse(s) Elsie Waverley Newman (m.1899 d.1941)
Occupation Politician

Alderman Charles Pakenham Buchanan (9 November 1874 – 22 September 1924) was Mayor of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia from 1909 for two terms.

Charles Pakenham Buchanan was born in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on 9 November 1874 to John Alfred Buchanan (born Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Ireland 1843 - Brisbane 1886) and Jessie Jane Fraser (born Brisbane 14 December 1849 - Brisbane 1944).

He was educated at St. Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace in Brisbane. He attended the University of Sydney where he graduated with a B.A. in 1900.

He married Elsie Waverley Newman, daughter of the well known photographer John Hubert Newman in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia in 1899.

Monument at the burial site of Charles Pakenham Buchanan at Brisbane's Toowong Cemetery.

He had four sons (John Pakenham Buchanan, Reginald Patrick Pakenham Buchanan, Joseph MacKenzie Pakenham Buchanan and Hilary Packenham Buchanan) and 2 daughters (Marie Packenham Buchanan and Jean Jessie Pakenham Buchanan).

He was an alderman on the Brisbane City Council from 1904 - 1921. He was Mayor of Brisbane during two terms, from 1908 and from 1918-1919.

Charles Pakenham Buchanan died in Brisbane on 22 September 1924. He is buried in the Toowong Cemetery.


Alderman in 1908 Alderman in 1915 Charles in Academic dress


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