John M. Sutherland

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John Sutherland, Courtesy University of Ballarat Historical Collection.
Senior Members of the Ballarat School of Mines Staff. Federation University Historical Collection (Cat. No. 112)
Standing L-R:S.B. Vial (Chemistry); W. Doepel (Clerk); Alfred E.C. Kerr (Mechanical Engineering); Arthur Garrard (Battery Manager); Henry Hall (Drawing); W. Kerr Grant (Mathematics); C.E. Campbell (Photography); J.M. Sutherland (Electricity); H.R. Murphy (Assayer); Charles A. Dean (Cyanide Works).
Sitting L-R: Daniel Walker (Chemistry); Thomas S. Hart (Mineralogy & Curator); Fred. J. Martell (Registrar); Alfred Mica Smith, Senior Professor (Chemistry, Metallurgy, etc); J.S. Dawburn (Engineering & Surveying); Dr J.F. Usher (Materia Medica).
Seating (Front) L-R: P.A. Osborne (Assistant Assayer); Godfrey Hart (Museum).

John McKenzie Sutherland was born in 1877 at Soldiers Hill, Ballarat. He was taught Electricity and Magnetism by Henry Sutton at the Ballarat School of Mines and became an Associate of that school. He later taught the subject at his old school.

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History

Sutherland was Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Ballarat School of Mines between 25 March 1898 and 16 May 1945.[1]. In 1915-17 he was a member of the Ballarat Science and Field Naturalists Club.[2]

Legacy

Visit of the Chinese Commissioner to the Ballarat School of Mines, 23 November 1906.
Twelve men pose for a photograph on the stairs of a building at the Ballarat School of Mines. Back row left to right: Archibald D. Gilchrist (Prof. of Engineering), Bertram Whittington (Mathematics, Physics), Thomas Hart (Prof. of Geology and Mining), John M. Sutherland (Electrical Engineering)
Front row left to right: Dr Wong Chock Son (Ballarat), Frederick Martell, Alfred Mica Smith, Ah Ket esq (Melbourne Barrister), His Excellency Hwang How Cheng (Chinese Commissioner), Wen Esq (Secretary), Alderman Grase (mayor of Brisbane), Grase Esq (Ballarat).

Students of the Ballarat School of Mines stand in the background.
Courtesy Federation University Historical Collection [Cat. No. 206].

Sutherland was involved with pioneer X-Rays at the Ballarat School of Mines in 1896.

See also

Ballarat Science and Field Naturalists Club

Ballarat School of Mines

References

  1. Perry W, A History of the School of Mines and Industries Ballarat 1870-1982, The School of Mines and Industries Ballarat Limited, Ballarat, 1984
  2. Minute Book of the Ballarat School of Mines Science and Field Naturalists Club, 1915-1918.



--Ellen Rochelmeyer 16:04, 4 September 2014 (EST)



History

John Sutherland was taught Electricity and Magnetism by Henry Sutton at the Ballarat School of Mines. He later taught the subject at his old school.

Legacy


--C.K.Gervasoni 17:09, 16 August 2012 (EST); --Clare K.Gervasoni 15:43, 4 January 2015 (EST)

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