Harvey Sutton

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Harvey Vincent Sutton (18 February 1882 – 21 June 1963) was an Australian athlete and public health physician. He competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics in London on the Australasia team, a combined squad of competitors from Australia and New Zealand. In the 800 metres, Sutton placed third in his initial semifinal heat and did not advance to the final. His time was 2:00.0. He was Victoria's first Rhodes Scholar.

In 1921, he transferred to the NSW school medical service and in 1930 he became the first director of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at the University of Sydney. He had a particular interest in eugenic approaches to the moral and physical development of children. He believed that national development depended on state intervention in education and public health programs.


  • Harvey Sutton (1944), Lectures on Preventative Medicine, Sydney: Consolidated Press 

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  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Athletics 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 29 July 2006. 
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 29 July 2006. 
  • Powles, John (24 June 1987). "Naturalism and hygiene: fascist affinities in Australian public health 1910-1940". Attractions of fascism. University of New South Wales.