Victorian Football Association
DOB: 1856 circa
DOD: April 26 1926 Melbourne Hospital
Games: 1 (1878)
Second Twenty/Reserve Vice Captain: 1880
Second Twenty/Reserves Committee: 1883
Career: 1877 - 1881
James Weir Sutherland
1877 A fine player, with good judgment, and splendid kick.
(The Footballer. 1877. p36)
1878 As useful as a young player can be under the disadvantageous circumstance as playing as a reserve.
(The Footballer. 1878 p31)
1878 July 06
Recruited from Carlton's second twenty and made his debut in this match against West Melbourne.
"gave promise of better things yet to be achieved in the future by him."
Scored a goal (and his only goal for the season) in the Carlton vs West Melbourne match at the East Melbourne C. G.
(The Argus 8 July 1878)
1879 October 04
Sutherland was named in the Second Twenty 21 man squad that played Geelong Juniors at Geelong.
1879 Reserves; A splendid runner with the ball, good kick.
(The Footballer 1878. p29)
1880 April 05
The Argus (p7) reported at the Carlton AGM, gold lockets were presented to Second Twenty players Wally Robertson and James Sutherland.
1880 Vice Captain of the Reserves.
Fine back player; runs well with ball, kicks well.
(The Footballer 1880. p24)
1881 A good wing player.
(The Footballer 1881. p24)
J. W. Sutherland's 1881 Carlton membership ticket.
1883 April 06 Friday
At the Carlton AGM it was reported that at the Carlton Sports Day, John Gardiner M.L.A.'s prize was won by Mr. Sutherland.
J. Sutherland was elected on to the committee of the Carlton Second Twenty
(Australasian April 12)
1926 April 27
James Sutherland's funeral; his remains were taken from his residence 310 Racecourse Rd. Newmarket to the Melbourne General Cemetery.
1926 June 11
The Herald (p4) announced Sutherland's death aged 70. The paper said Sutherland in his footballing days won the challenge drop kick competition with a kick of 68 yards, winning a silver cup.