Shetlanders in Australia.

Arthur SUTHERLAND

Male 1874 - 1951  (77 years)


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  • Name Arthur SUTHERLAND 
    Born 22 Mar 1874  Isbister, Whalsay, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 4 Jul 1951  Wellington, NZL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Karori Cemetery, Wellington, NZL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I31988  John Charles Christie
    Last Modified 21 Dec 2009 

    Family Mary NICOLSON,   b. 4 Oct 1879, Symbister, Whalsay, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1946, Wellington, NZL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1908  Edinburgh, MLN, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. William John SUTHERLAND,   b. 12 Jul 1909, Liverpool, LAN, ENG Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1982, Wellington, NZL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +2. Percy Tait SUTHERLAND,   b. 9 Mar 1911, Liverpool, LAN, ENG Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1996, Upper Hutt, NZL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +3. Inga Mary SUTHERLAND,   b. 18 Jan 1917, Liverpool, LAN, ENG Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1996, Wellington, NZL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F11554  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Captain A Sutherland.
      The death recently of Captain Arthur Sutherland marked the passing of one more of the dwindling group of master mariners who learned their profession in sail and then in steam.
      Captain Sutherland was born in the Shetland Isles in 1874, and spent his early years in sailing ships around Cape Horn. He had an encyclopaedic knowledge of the ports on both coasts of North and South America, India, the Far East, and the west coast of Africa, and enjoyed the diverse experiences of sailing several hundred miles up the Amazon to Manaos and taking the 14-day rail journey from Vladivostok to Hamburg. He was wounded in 1917 when his ship was torpedoed. Subsequently he commmmanded American Troop Transports. He came to New Zealand in 1934, assisted at Captain Gifford's navigation school in Panama Street and was later on the Chatham islands run in the steamer Tees. He wa a member of the R.S.A. and took an active part in its affairs during the depression.
      Captain Sutherland's first wife pre-deceased him several years ago. He is survived by his widow, two sons (Messrs W. J. Sutherland, Wellington and P. Sutherland, Upper Hutt), a daughter (Mrs C. M. Renner, Paekakariki) and also grandchildren.
      (Obituary, newspaper in Wellington, New Zealand)

  • Sources 
    1. [S115] IGI Births & Baptisms.