Thomas Pollard was born in Ireland and arrived in Australia in 1853.
Goldfields Involvement, 1854
Post 1854 Experiences
At the time of his death Thomas Pollard was living at Moyston, Victoria.
- OBITUARY. MR THOMAS POLLAND. A very old identity of the district, one of its earliest pioneers indeed, passed away at his residence near Moyston early on Sunday morning last, in the person of Mr T. Polland, at the extreme age of 93 years. The deceased, who was born in County Down, Ireland, was a good stamp of the little, sinewy, sturdy Irishman, and though of late years he felt the burden of many winters, and his activities were restricted by chronic rheumatism, he was able to get about his house practically until the last, and retained the possession of his mental faculties in a remarkable degree. He came to Australia from Ireland in 1853, and was at Ballarat during the stirring times of the Eureka riots, in connection with which he was wont to narrate some striking incidents. He came to this district in the early days of the goldfield, and ultimately settled at Moyston, and was for a time engaged in timber carting from the Grampians. Acquiring some land he engaged in farming pursuits, and steadily built up a very fine property, on which he resided until his death. Of a family of eight, three sons, Messrs James, Thomas and John Polland, and two daughters, Mrs Pietro Pola and Miss Polland survive, the deceased's wife expiring some thirteen years ago. The deceased, during his residence of some sixty years in the district, made a host of friends, who will lament his passing away. The remains of the deceased were interred in the Moyston Cemetery yesterday, being followed to their last resting place by many sorrowing friends. Included, in the cortege were people from all the surrounding districts, and quite a number of wreaths were placed on the coffin. The service at the grave was conducted by the Very Rev. Father O'Hare, and the coffin was borne to the grave by Messrs P. Smith, .J. Smith, T. O'Brien, and J. Pola. Mr J. Dunn carried out the funeral arrangements.
- Ararat Advertiser, 18 September 1917.
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