Biographical entry Sutherland, George (1855 - 1905)
- 1 October 1855
- 1 December 1905
Kew, Victoria, Australia
- Inventor and Journalist
George Sutherland was engaged from 1880, in what he described as 'technological journalism', beginning with descriptions of promising inventions. His daughter, Margaret, became a prominent Australian composer and his brother, William, a leading chemist.
Born Dumbarton, Scotland, 1 October 1855. Died Kew, Victoria, 1 December 1905. Educated University of Melbourne (BA 1877, MA 1879). Junior teacher, private secondary schools; humanities teacher, Carlton College; journalist, South Australian Register 1881-1901; editorial staff, Melbourne Age 1902-05. Wrote a number of books, including History of Australia from 1606 to 1876 (1879, with his brother Alexander, q.v.) and Twentieth Century Inventions. A Forecast (1901), which included his own patented and successful photographic engraving process, rapid-printing newspapers portraits process and ore concentrators, as well as a discussion of inventions in other fields.
National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection
- George Sutherland - Records, 1855 - 1905; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions
- Collins, David, Chemistry in Australia Bibliography, eScholarship Research Centre, 2009, http://www.eoas.info/ciab.html. Details
- Mellor, Suzanne G., 'Sutherland, George (1855-1905), journalist' in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Bede Nairn, ed., vol. 6 (Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1976), p. 223. http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A060241b.htm. Details
- Sutherland, George, 'Wet Treatment for Copper and Gold in Australia', Report of the Fifth Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science, 5 (1893), 316. Details
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