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Blue Spur
Sheet No: 82
Blue Spur

Biography contributed by Katherine Blakeley

Susan Ann Harris was born in 1863 in Cornwall – the daughter of Joseph Harris, a copper miner, and Susan Thomas.

She emigrated to Otago in 1875 on the Earl of Zetland with her father, step-mother and siblings and she married Joseph Sutherland, a miner, in 1886.

They had five children and when Susan signed the suffrage petition the family were living in Blue Spur near Lawrence in Central Otago.

In 1897, the year that their youngest child was born, Joseph died, aged 41 - he is buried in the Lawrence Cemetery.

In the 1900s Susan and her children moved to Dunedin where she died on 13 August 1923, she is buried in the Andersons Bay Cemetery.


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