CYCLOPEDIA OF NZ 1897

Wellington Province



PALMERSTON NORTH:

BUCHAN, Alexander

Page 1153-54

Mr. Alexander Buchan, Railway Storeman at the Palmerston North Railway Station [Goods Department], was born in 1853 in Aberdeen, where he was educated. Arriving in Wellington, per ship Zealandia in 1879, he joined the Railway Department as porter in Wanganui, being promoted to the position he now holds in 1886. As a Forester, Mr. Buchan is attached to Court Manawatu, A.O.F., of which he has been secretary for four years. In out-door games he is greatly interested, being a member of the local Caledonian Society. In 1878 Mr. Buchan was married to a daughter of the late Mr. Robert Johnson, of Tynemouth, and has one daughter.



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