S. E. Boldner

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Samuel Edward Boldner is most possibly an anglicization of an Hungarian or Swedish name.[1]


According to a Naturalisaton certificate held by Museum Victoria Samuel Edward Boldner of Daylesford was naturalised in 1860. He was a native of Hungary who arrived in Australia in 1852 on the ship "Yarra Yarra", aged 45. He need to become naturalized to be allowed to purchase real estate. Samuel worked as carpenter.[2] In 1864 he described himself as an Austrian.[3]

Boldner photographed the reenactment photo of the Daylesford Lost Children.[4]




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Boldner v. Boldner . — This was a petition by Samuel Edward Boldner for a dissolution of his marriage with Jemima Watson, on the grounds of adultery and bigamy. Mr Pearson Thompson appeared on behalf of the petitioner, and the respondent was unrepresented. Petitioner was a watchmaker, living at Daylesford, an Austrian by birth and forty-five years of age. He was married on the 8th September, 1855, at Geelong, and lived there sometime with his wife, who, before marriage, was employed as a nursemaid. When staying at her father's house at Geelong, in January, 1861, re spondent absented herself without being able to account for her whereabouts during the time of her absence, and this led the petitioner to suspect her of infidelity. On searching her boxes he found four letters written to her by an Italian of Daylesford, named Paulo Brambilla, in which he addressed her as 'My dear Helen,' the Christian name she had assumed. This Italian, it appeared, had been in the habit of frequently meeting her, and she had granted him an interview at Geelong, while staying at her parent's house, though not under their roof. About the middle of February, 1861, she began to live with one Alex. Quancki [Quanchi], whom she married ou the 22nd December, 1862, as Helen Watson. She was now the mother of one infant; but had borne no child to her first husband. None of these facts were disputed, and the court at once decreed a dissolution of the marriage. Ihe court then adjourned until Friday.[5]

AUGUSTUS BOLDNER.— Please communicate with your brother, S. E. Boldner, farrier, Elsternwick. Important. Letters from home.[6]


  1. Research by Yvonne Fix, outlined to Clare Gervasoni on 23 January 2015.
  2. http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/162338612?q=Boldner&c=picture&versionId=176925372, accessed 23 January 2015.
  3. The Age, 22 September 1864.
  4. Research by Yvonne Fix, outlined to Clare Gervasoni on 23 January 2015.
  5. The Age, 22 September 1864.
  6. Sydney Mail, 29 March 1879.

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Engraving from Boldner's photograph of the tree where Daylesford's Three Lost Children were found - http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/167553632?q=Boldner&c=picture&versionId=182616012

--C.K.Gervasoni 13:34, 18 January 2014 (EST); --Clare K.Gervasoni 13:57, 23 January 2015 (EST)

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