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Suttor, Claude Herbert (1881–1954)

by E. I. Body

Claude Suttor, n.d.

Claude Suttor, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 November 1954

Claude Suttor, of Goonalara, Narromine, N.S.W., whose death took place last month, was the son of the late Herbert Suttor, of Brucedale, Bathurst, N.S.W. Born at Brucedale in 1881, he was educated at the Sydney Grammar School, and become interested in the sheep industry at an early age as his father and other Bathurst families had established Merino studs and had formed the Bathurst Sheepbreeders' Association. This association imported Merinos from America in the 80's and 90's of the last century, thus indicating the keen interest Bathurst breeders took in their sheep. It was in this atmosphere that young Claude Suttor grew up, and as a youth he helped with the flocks at Brucedale. This continued after he left school, both at Brucedale and on the property of his uncle, the late Sir Francis Suttor, of Katella, near Wellington, N.S.W.

About 1913 he went out to manage a Peppin stud at Curranyalpa for his father, and remained there until the property was sold to Mr. A. B. Triggs. He then moved to another family property near Coonabarabran, where he managed a Merino stud. Subsequently he was interested in grazing properties at Dubbo, and more recently at Narromine. In the 1930's he joined Bundemar, and was in charge of the show and sale rams there until the time of his death. During the time he was associated with Bundemar many of the sheep under his care were grand champions at the Sydney and various country shows. They also secured top prices at the Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane ram sales. During these years Claude Suttor classed numerous flocks and studs in New South Wales and Queensland. He was a great sheep lover and spent his whole life amongst them. He leaves a widow and one son.

Original publication

  • Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 November 1954, p 1345 (view original)

Citation details

E. I. Body, 'Suttor, Claude Herbert (1881–1954)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/suttor-claude-herbert-951/text952, accessed 16 December 2019.

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Claude Suttor, n.d.

Claude Suttor, n.d.

from Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 November 1954