Coal lumper and planksman who worked at Sydney wharves. He had arrived in Sydney in 1889 from Norway and lived in the Rocks with his family. He was naturalised in October 1903, with one of his references provided by another coal lumper Herman Nielsen. Seland died on 3 November 1905 after being hit by a basket and knocked into the hold of the steamship Kanowna while at work loading coal on 23 October. His fifth child had been been born on 22 October, the night before the accident.