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SUTHERLAND, Peter Cormac

Born: 1822 04 07
Died: 1900 11 20

Land Surveyor


Born in Latheron, Caithness in Scotland, Sutherland qualified as a doctor at King's College in Aberdeen in 1847 but within a few years turned to geology and survey work with various voyages of discovery, giving his name to Sutherland Island off Greenland. In 1853 he came to Natal to participate in a geological survey, marking time as a medical practitioner before being appointed government geologist in 1854; in 1855 taking over the position of surveyor-general of Natal on the death of William STANGER, a position he held until he retired in 1887.

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Grey's Hospital: 1855-1862. Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal - Project Architect

Books citing SUTHERLAND

HSRC. 1968. Dictionary of South African Biography Volume I. Cape Town: Tafelberg for The Human Sciences Research Council. pp 781-782

Kearney, Brian. 1973. Architecture in Natal from 1824 1893. Cape Town: Balkema. pp 74