Halliday Sutherland

"A born writer, especially a born story-teller. Dr. Sutherland, who is distinguished in medicine, is an amateur in the sense that he only writes when he has nothing better to do. But when he does, it could hardly be done better." G.K. Chesterton.


Halliday Sutherland portrait

Dr Halliday Sutherland in 1910 (Copyright Mark Sutherland)

Scene from The Story of John M’Neil (1911), Britain’s first  public health cinema film produced by Halliday Sutherland.

The Regent's Park Bandstand School featured in Popular Mechanics, August 1912

The Regent’s Park Bandstand School was established by Dr. Halliday Sutherland to get tuberculous children into the open air up. Every day, pupils would recite “I will always fear bad air/I will never fear good air/I will open the window/And save my life”. From Popular Mechanics, August 1912. Read the background story here.

Children at the Regent's Park Open-Air School

Children at the Regent’s Park Open-Air School


The Open-Air Class in Regent’s Park, December 1911.

Regent's Park Bandstand School 1914

The Open-Air Class in Regent’s Park in 1913.

'The Arches of the Years was lisited amoung the ten top selling non-fiction books by 'Publishers Weekly' in 1933

‘The Arches of the Years’ was among the best selling non-fiction books in 1933 (‘Publishers Weekly’). Read the background story here.


Father Richard More Sutherland prays over the grave of his brother Vincent in the Reichwald Forest War Cemetery in Germany. Read the background story here. (photograph copyright Mark Sutherland)

Press photographs from Dr Sutherland’s Australian tour 1939-40.

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