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Colin Buchanan

Port Stephens

Colin Buchanan and his wife arrived in the Andromache in February 1839.

The Andromache departed Plymouth on 8th October 1838 with 231 emigrants and several cabin passengers. James Douglass was employed as surgeon superintendent.

Colin Buchanan was listed as qualified Medical Officer in January 1842 and was employed as the Medical Officer for the Australian Agricultural Company at Port Stephens where he used ether as an anaesthetic in 1847.

He died at Paddington, Sydney on 20 July 1891 (1)

Notes & Links:

1). Candidate for Diploma of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh 1831...


 ....Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal      


(1) Sydney Morning Herald 21 July 1891  


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