- Nationality Australian
- Born 16 September, 1861, Canterbury Kent England
- Died 30 December, 1913, Brisbane Queensland Australia
- Occupation Missionary, Teacher
Florence Buchanan spent much of her life working in Anglican missions on Thursday and Moa Islands, north of Australia, despite a number of health problems. In 1887 she migrated to Australia, landing in Bundaberg, Queensland with her two brothers. She later assumed responsibility for the fundamentalist non-denominational South Seas Evangelical Mission, also know as the Queensland Kanaka Mission. During the 1890s she worked on Thursday Island and was ordained there as a deaconess in 1908. In the same year she went to Moa Island to conduct the Anglican mission and teach school. In 1911 she resigned from her position, due to ill-health, but continued to teach until her return to Brisbane in 1913.
- Trove: Buchanan, Florence Griffiths (18610916-19131230), http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1468581
- Buchanan, Florence Griffiths (1861-1913), Saunders, Kay, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070472b.htm