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 Thomas Patrick Boland

Thomas Patrick Boland

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Thomas Patrick Boland was educated at St Joseph’s College, Nudgee, in his home town of Brisbane and studied for his priesthood at Pius XII Seminary, Banyo, where he later served as rector. Ordained by Archbishop Duhig in 1953, he worked in the Wavell Heights parish for three years before leaving for Rome to pursue postgraduate studies in ecclesiastical history. He received his doctorate in 1960 from the Gregorian University, Rome. Subsequently, he lectured at Pius XII Seminary, Brisbane College of Theology, and University of Queensland. For a time parish priest of St Lucia (1976-78), he worked on the organisation of the Brisbane Archdiocesan Archives and is currently archdiocesan historian. His publications include Quiet Women: A Study of Julian Tennison Woods and Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, and James Duhig (winner of the John Hetherington Prize for Biography). UQP published his biography, Thomas Carr: Archbishop of Melbourne, in 1997.
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