ACT Heritage Library Manuscript Collection

HMSS 0317 Newell-Sutherland Mount Stromlo Photographs

Scope and Content Notes 

Call Number

HMSS 0317

Collection 

Newell-Sutherland Mount Stromlo Photographs

Date Range

1965-2003

Quantity

0.01m (1 CD)

Access Conditions

open

Copying conditions

with attribution

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ACT Heritage Library Visual Arts Ephemera File "Sutherland Studios"

Denise Sutherland is a Canberra puzzle-writer, author and artist. She is married to Ralph Sutherland, an astronomer at the Australian National University; their children Rodger and Jenny feature in some photographs.

Denise’s father Barry Newell is an astrophysicist and was the Administrator of Mount Stromlo and Siding Spring Observatories of the Australian National University. The family lived first at house no. 3, which subsequently survived the 2003 bushfire, then from about 1984 to 1991 at house no. 9. This house was removed by the ANU in the late 1990s.

The two photographs taken in 2003 are also included in HMSS 0314, Denise’s booklet of photographs of Mt Stromlo Observatory after the bushfires.

Images List 

Image Number

Description

Black and White or Colour

Date

Photographer

Newell1

Dawn Newell with baby Denise (aged 13 months) in stroller at the Yarralumla Nursery

Colour

October 1965

Barry Newell

Newell2

Denise Newell (nearly 1 year old) in the back yard of her home, #3 Mt Stromlo Observatory

B/W

30 August 1965

Barry Newell

Newell3

Denise Newell with a nurse, showing toys donated to the Royal Canberra Hospital

B/W

March 1966

Canberra Times - Photographer unknown

Newell4

Denise Newell (13 months) on her dad’s shoulders (Barry Newell), at Lake Burley Griffin

Colour

October 1965

Dawn Newell

Sutherland1

House #9 Mt Stromlo Observatory, with snow

B/W

June 1990

Denise Sutherland (née Newell)

Sutherland2

View from House #9’s driveway across to playground at Mt Stromlo Observatory. The playground and all trees and houses were destroyed in the bushfire on 18 January 2003

B/W

June 1990

Denise Sutherland (née Newell)

Sutherland3

Backyard of House #9 Mt Stromlo Observatory, with Rodger Sutherland in the sand pit. This house was removed from the site by the ANU in the late 1990s

Colour

May 1992

Denise Sutherland (née Newell)

Sutherland4

House #3 Mt Stromlo Observatory, with Rodger and Jenny Sutherland on the steps, Denise Sutherland on path. This house survived the 2003 bushfire, but the garden was demolished

Colour

October 1995

Jenny Newell

Sutherland5

Backyard of House #9 Mt Stromlo Observatory, with Rodger and Jenny Sutherland in the sand pit

Colour

22 December 1992

Denise Sutherland (née Newell)

Sutherland6

Ralph Sutherland with daughter Jenny (age 15 months) at Floriade, Commonwealth Park

Colour

13 October 1992

Denise Sutherland (née Newell)

Sutherland-mso1

Site of House #9 (the Newells’ old home, which had been removed by the ANU some years earlier)

Colour

23 January 2003

Denise Sutherland (née Newell)

Sutherland-mso2

Remains of House #9 (Newells’ home from ca 1984-1991), where Denise was married, and her sister Kanthi was married)

Colour

23 January 2003

Denise Sutherland (née Newell)