It’s thought Mr Edward or Edmund Boland, was born second of fifteen children in Melbourne to Irish parents Michael Boland and Elizabeth Brady, natives of County Galway and County Clare Ireland respectively.
Father, Michael at the age of 21, arrived in Port Phillip in 1853 on the ship ‘New Zealander’ while Elizabeth, at the age of 16 years, arrived onboard the vessel Hotspur on the 25th of June 1855 as an assisted immigrant. Michael and Eliza were married a short time later on the 5th of July 1855.
Edmund was born in 1857 and married Margaret Jane Charles in Victoria in 1893.
The Boland family lived at 4 Stawell Street West Melbourne in 1907. Earlier in 1860 the family were living at 148 Little Bourke Street Melbourne according to the Melbourne Sands & McDougall directory.
Significant building works carried out by Edmund Boland/Boling are listed below.
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|Building ID||Location||Owner||Suburb||Building State||Building Type||Builder||Build Date (YYYY MM DD)||Registration no|
|72532||Abbotsford St – Lot 7, Section O (should be Q)||Boling, Edmund – Melbourne||West Melbourne||VIC||Houses||Boling, Edmund||1860 02 6||79|
|72700||Spencer St top end||Boland, E||West Melbourne||VIC||Houses||Boland, E – Spencer St||1870 02 28||3770|
|72735||Spencer St near Abbotsford||Boland, Edward||West Melbourne||VIC||Houses||Boland, Edward||1872 02 6||4705|
|72590||Spencer St near Spence opp. Primitive Methodist Church||Boland, Edward||West Melbourne||VIC||Houses||Boland, Edward – 183 Spencer St||1883 11 8||575|
Table source: https://www.mileslewis.net/australian-architectural/
Main source: Public Records Office of Victoria, BDM Victoria and the Melbourne edition of the Sands & McDougall directoy.