John Francis Buckland

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John Buckland
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Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly
for Bulimba
In office
13 July 1882 – 29 March 1892
Preceded by Frederick Swanwick
Succeeded by James Dickson
Personal details
Born John Francis Buckland
Runnymede, Wraysbury, England
Died 21 September 1910
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Resting place Nundah Cemetery
Nationality English
Spouse(s) Ellen Gertrude Ashton (d.1911)
Occupation Auctioneer
Religion Church of England

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 1832 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 on 21 September 1910 and was buried on 22 September 1910 in Nundah Cemetery.[1][2][3] 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).[1][4] 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]

Buckland was a member of the Toombul Shire Council and its chairman from 1883 to 1885.[7]

On 13 July 1882, he was elected through a by-election as Member of the Legislative Assembly of Queensland representing 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.[1][8]


  1. ^ a b c d "Death of Mr. J. F. Buckland.". The Brisbane Courier. 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. ^ "Brisbane and Environs.". The Telegraph (Brisbane, Qld. : 1872 - 1947). Brisbane, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 5 October 1925. p. 9 Edition: CITY EDITION. Retrieved 24 January 2016. 
  8. ^ Charles Arrowsmith Bernays. The Roll of the Queensland Parliament, from 22nd May, 1860 to 8th May, 1926. Brisbane: Government Printer, 1926.
Parliament of Queensland
Preceded by
Frederick Swanwick
Member for Bulimba
Succeeded by
James Dickson