Archibald Berdmore Brine BUCHANAN was the member for Mitchell & Warrego in the Colony of Queensland in the early 1870s and a member of the Legislative Council for the Colony of Queensland (1874-1878). In 1854, he was in partnership with Charles Henry Augustus KRAMER and John George Hannay WILSON in a storekeeping business at Tarradale (Tarradale is a small town in Victoria, Australia, on the Calder Highway between Melbourne and Bendigo). Archibald appears to have returned to Scotland in early 1856 on the ship the “Royal Charter” to settle with creditors and to make a claim against the ship “Amigos”. In his absence, Kramer went through the insolvency court. After the dissolution by insolvency of the partnership in 1857, Archibald continued to operate the business as A. Buchanan and Company. In 1869, Buchanan and Wilson purchased Orion Station in Queensland. Archibald was a director in the Queensland National Bank in the early 1870s.
Archibald was born 9 Jan 1823 in London to William BUCHANAN and Charlotte. He has one known sibling, Clara Helen BUCHANAN (1831-1901). Neither Archibald or Clara appear to have married. Prior to Archibald’s death in Rome, Italy, on 30 Mar 1883, they resided at 49/50 Thurloe Square, London, with their maiden aunt, Mary Clara BUCHANAN. He had been a member of the Royal Colonial Institute, London, since at least 1876.