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Archer, Archibald (1820–1902)

Archibald Archer, c1882

Archibald Archer, c1882

State Library of Queensland

The death is announced of Mr. Archibald Archer, formerly of Rockhampton, aged 82 years.

Mr. Archibald Archer was born at Fife, Scotland, on March 13, 1820, and was educated in Norway. Returning to Scotland he was engaged for five years in an engineering establishment. He arrived in Australia in 1842, but left after a short stay, and spent 13 years in the South Seas and the Sandwich Islands. At the latter he was engaged on sugar and coffee plantations. He returned to Queensland in 1860, and took up his residence at the family estate of Gracemere. Mr. Archer was elected to Parliament as a member for Rockhampton in 1867, and assisted in passing the Land Act of 1868. He held office as Colonial Treasurer from January, 1882 to November, 1883, in Sir Thomas McIlwraith's Administration.

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'Archer, Archibald (1820–1902)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/archer-archibald-2223/text1465, accessed 22 November 2017.

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