Clem Sutherland
Dwelling #134
Group Number 1

Group Members

The table below shows the people that make up the group.

No Last Name First Names Maiden Name Relationship Occupation Born Died School Year
1 Sutherland Clem Husband Gold miner
2 Sutherland ? Wife
3 Sutherland Frank Child
4 Sutherland ? (daughter) Child
5 Sutherland Arthur Child
6 Sutherland Alexander Child
7 Sutherland Lionel Child


The table below shows any historical notes about the party group.

Note Date Short Description Note Text
1982 c1930 Clem Sutherland may have been a builder.

Clem Sutherland may have been a builder, but went gold mining in Pipeclay Gully, just behind dwelling #134. His sons worked with him for some time. He also built dwelling #475.

1983 c1930 Marriage of Arthur Sutherland.

Arthur Sutherland married Joan Miriam Margaret Robertson, daughter of Robert Robertson, storekeeper, and Margaret Graham. The couple moved to Ord Road in Ripponvale. Mrs Sutherland was a seamstress, and Arthur worked as a builder, gold mining between jobs.

1985 Notes on Alexander Sutherland

Alexander Sutherland, son of Clem, was the Southland Rugby captain for several years, and the South Island wing three-quarter. He may have been an all black.

1986 various Notes on Arthur Sutherland

Arthur Sutherland, son of Clem Sutherland, was a noted amateur boxer. In 1933 (1938?) he represented NZ in the British Empire Games in Sydney. He was a hard hitting boxer who enjoyed much success in the ring. He won titles in both Otago and Southland in the same year on more than one occasion. After his return from the Empire Games he helped out as a boxing instructor in a number of county districts. He won the NZ Middleweight title in 1937

1984 1949 Death of Arthur Sutherland

On 16 Jan 1949, Arthur Sutherland was killed by a tunnel collapse while working in a gold mining drive in the upper Nevis with his companion Edward Mallet. He was 36 years of age, and left a wife and 2 daughters (Jenifer and Rosley)


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
1094 Otago Daily Times 16 Jan 1949 Tunnel Collapses - Miner Killed by Fall. View Image