George Sutherland (author)

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George Sutherland (1855 – 1905), was a Scottish-born Australian journalist and writer.

He was taken to Australia in 1864 and graduated from the University of Melbourne. After teaching for some time he took up journalism and worked for the South Australian Register from 1881 to 1902, after which he joined the Melbourne Age.

His published works include:

  • The History of Australia (1877) (with his brother Alexander Sutherland.
  • Tales of the Goldfields (1880)
  • Australia: Or, England in the South (1886)
  • The south Australian Company (1898)
  • Twentieth Century Inventions (1901)

Other works related to vinegrowing and livestock handling.


His siblings included the educator Alexander Sutherland, the painter Jane Sutherland, and the physicist William Sutherland. He was the father of the composer Margaret Sutherland.


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