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Dr John Sutherland
Dr John Sutherland

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The drinking fountain commemorates local physician, Dr John Alexander Sutherland.

A drinking fountain, erected to the memory of the late Dr. J. A. Sutherland, of Ascot Vale, was unveiled this afternoon by Dr. J. Y. Fishbourne. The fountain is situated close to the main entrance of the Queen`s park, Moonee Ponds, is of Gothic design, and twelve feet high. It is erected of red and grey Heathcote granite, mounted on a solid bluestone pedestal, and is suitably inscribed. The work was executed by Messrs A. and G. Ballantyne,
The Herald (Melbourne), 22 August 1908. 


Address:Mount Alexander Road & Taylor Street, Median Strip, Moonee Ponds, 3039
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.764195
Long: 144.923334
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Fountain
Monument Theme:People
Designer:A. & G. Ballantyne
Monument Manufacturer:A. & G. Ballantyne


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 22nd August, 1908
Front Inscription

To the memory of Dr J. A. Sutherland

Born at Wick, Scotland, 5th May 1847

Died at Moonee Ponds, 15th Nov. 1906

A skilled physician; a good citizen ; a friend to the poor

Back Inscription

Erected by his friends and fellow townsmen of Essendon

22nd August 1908.

The memory of the just is blessed.
Prov. X. 7.

Source: MA,VMR
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