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Ronald Raymond Boland
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Birth: Sep. 13, 1911
South Australia, Australia
Death: Apr. 26, 2000
South Australia, Australia

People from all walks of life attended the late Ron Boland's funeral to pay their final respects to a dedicated and distinguished newspaper man.

Born in Adelaide, the son of E. J. (Ted) Boland, Ronald Raymond Boland, age 88, was husband to Thelma Boland. He was editor and managing director of the Perth Sunday Times from 1956 to 1960 and, managing editor of The News, in Adelaide, from 1960 to 1977. He had a remarkable influential and lengthy career of almost 51 years at News Ltd as a dedicated and distinguished newspaperman, working as a journalist, sports writer, editor and managing director. He was renowned for getting a good story and getting it first, and played a critical role in the formation and success of global expansion of News Ltd in the 1960s and 1970s..

On retirement in 1977, Ron Boland remembered some of the outstanding stories of his career as the 1954 earthquake in Adelaide, the assassination of President Kennedy, man landing on the moon, and the devastation of Darwin by Cyclone Tracy. With humour, he recalled the victorious campaign for topless bathing for men as one of his proudest journalistic feats: in the summer of 193738, Ron wrote persuasive articles promoting the wearing of swimming trunks by male swimmers, instead of the almost neck to knee bathing costumes stipulated by council bylaws.

After retirement, Ron continued to write occasional articles for the Sunday Mail. In 1980, Mr Boland was awarded an Order of the British Empire for services to journalism in the New Year's Honours list.

A public funeral service was conducted at St John's Anglican Church, Halifax Street, Adelaide, Australia.
 
 
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Created by: Row Walker
Record added: Feb 23, 2008
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Ronald Raymond Boland
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Ronald Raymond Boland
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Wish that we had met. Rest in peace.
- Row Walker
 Added: Feb. 23, 2008
 
 
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