Dr Roderick Tate Sutherland, MB, MS, who died at his home in St Kilda rd, Melbourne, yesterday evening, was a well-known medical man with rooms in Collins st for many years. He was in his 80th year. He was a son of Roderick Allison Sutherland, a former Crown Solicitor in Melbourne. Dr Sutherland was born at Hawthorn, and took medical degrees at both Glasgow and Melbourne Universities. He was an authority on anaesthetics. He became obstetrician and gynaecologist at the Women's Hospital. He retired from that post in 1928, and was then appointed honorary consulting surgeon to the hospital. He was widely known also in Masonic circles, being a Past Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge. He is survived by a widow, a son (Roderick), and a daughter (Mrs Eric Purbrick, of Chateau Tabilk). The funeral will take place tomorrow, leaving Sleight's chapel, St Kilda rd, for Springvale Crematorium, after a service beginning at 10.45am.
'Sutherland, Roderick Tate (1866–1945)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/sutherland-roderick-tate-14908/text26099, accessed 31 August 2016.