Forby Sutherland was a member of the crew of the Endeavour during Lieutenant (later- Captain) Cook's voyage to New South Wales. He died while the ship was in Botany Bay, making him the first British subject to die in Australia and the first European to die in New South Wales.
Life and Death in Australia
Cook logged that Forby Sutherland died of consumption on the evening of 30 April 1770 while the ship was anchored in the Bay, and was buried ashore at Kurnell the following morning. He had been afflicted by that condition ever since leaving the Le Maire Strait. The actual date of burial was 2 May.
The point was named Point Sutherland by Captain Cook, for crewman Forby Sutherland.
- Journal of Master's Mate Richard Pickersgill, reproduced in Parkin above
- Ray Parkin, H. M. Bark Endeavour, Miegunyah Press, second edition 2003, ISBN 0-522-85093-6
- "Memorial Stone at Kurnell". The Sydney Morning Herald. 27 April 1933. p. 12.
- Henry Kendall. The Poems Of Henry Kendall. p. 164.
- "Origin of the names of suburbs and other places". Sutherland Shire Council. Sutherland Shire Council. October 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
- "Forby Sutherland Memorial Park". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales.
- Sutherland Point page at Geoscience Australia
- Walker, John (1968). Forby Sutherland. Sutherland Shire, N.S.W.: Sutherland Shire Historical Society.