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Buchanan, Alfred (1874 - 1941)




Buchanan was a well-known Australian journalist and barrister who wrote leader articles for the Age in the 1910s and spent time as an editor of the Daily Mail in Brisbane. In a 1908 article in New Zealand's Grey River Argus, he is described as a 'brilliant Australian journalist,' and noted as a close friend of Alfred Deakin, the prime minister of the time. He was the editor of a true crime book, The Trial of Ronald Greeves Griggs (1930), and author of The Real Australia (1907), a non-fiction work examining the Bulletin and associated literary circles. He also wrote at least one play, as well as four novels: Bubble Reputation: A Story of Modern Life (1906), She Loved Much (1907), Where Day Begins (1911) and The Modern Heloise (1912).

Published resources


  • Buchanan, Alfred, Bubble reputation : a story of modern life, George Robertson and Co., Melbourne, 1906, 310 pp. Details
  • Buchanan, Alfred, The Real Australia, T. Fisher Unwin, London, 1907, 318 pp. Details

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