Tom Holland (Australian footballer)

Thomas Christie Holland (15 September 1885 – 27 December 1946) was an Australian rules footballer who played with Collingwood in the Victorian Football League (VFL) [1] and North Melbourne in the Victorian Football Association.

Tom Holland
Personal information
Full name Thomas Christie Holland
Date of birth (1885-09-15)15 September 1885
Place of birth Parkville, Victoria
Date of death 27 December 1946(1946-12-27) (aged 61)
Place of death Melbourne, Australia
Original team(s) North Melbourne (VFA)
Height 179 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 81 kg (179 lb)
Position(s) Half Back
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1904–06 North Melbourne (VFA) 16 (7)
1908 Collingwood 05 (0)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1908.
Sources: AFL Tables,

Tom Holland was the youngest child of police sergeant Thomas Holland (1843-1901) and Johanna Quigley (1845-1911). He was educated at Xavier College in Kew and in 1904 he was a member of North Melbourne's Victorian Football Association premiership team. He made five appearance for Collingwood in 1908.

On 16 October 1907 he joined the Victoria Police and served until 1944.

On 14 October 1914 he married Mary Josephine Harper and they had five children - James Christie, Mary Veronica, Patricia Marie, Thomas Joseph and John Francis Holland. His brother John James Holland was a member of the Victorian Parliament between 1929 and 1955.


  1. ^ Holmesby, Russell; Main, Jim (2014). The Encyclopedia of AFL Footballers: every AFL/VFL player since 1897 (10th ed.). Seaford, Victoria: BAS Publishing. p. 405. ISBN 978-1-921496-32-5.

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