Archibald, John


Archibald, John
Birth Date: 15 December 1845 (Tranent, Haddingtonshire)
Death Date: 20 May 1907 (New Farm, Brisbane, Queensland)
Parents: Robert Archibald and Janet (nee Henderson)
Family: Frances Amelia Herbert on 19 January 1872, 3 sons, 4 daughters
Education: Free Church School, Penston
Religion: Wesleyan


Teacher, Church of England, London, 1859-1863; Manager, Harrisville and Ipswich branches, J & G Harris, 1870; Clerk of Petty Sessions, Charters Towers, 1878; Police magistrate and warden, Ravenswood, 1884; Warwick, 1887. Became a partner in W.H. Barnes operating flour-mills on the Darling Downs. Sold his interests in Barnes, Archibald & Co. and floated the Dominion Milling Co. Ltd with Samuel Crowther in December 1895

Local Government Service: Alderman, Warwick, 1890-1897; Mayor, 1890 and 1897

Parliamentary Representation

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Council NONE Legislative Council 11 Mar 1897 20 May 1907 Died in Office

Additional Information

Notes: Chairman, Queensland Trustee Co., Finney Isles & Co and Carricks Ltd. Directorates in Foggitt Jones, United Provisions, Luya Julius, Solomon Islands Rubber, Manara Plantations, Daily Mail Newspaper Co.; Board member, Australian Mutual Provident Society. In 1923 stood unsuccessfully for Ithaca in the Legislative Assembly
Sources: Australian Dictionary of Biography, V.7 (Melbourne University Press, 1979), pp 88-89; Photo courtesy of the State Library of Queensland; Waterson, DB, A Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001)
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