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Biographical entry Hercus, Eric Oswald (1891 - 1962)

23 June 1891
Dunedin, New Zealand
30 June 1962
Sandringham, Victoria, Australia


Eric Hercus was a senior lecturer in Natural Philosophy, University of Melbourne 1919-1931, and an associate professor 1931-1956. He was interested in the measurement of heat.



c. 1912
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Otago, New Zealand
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at Victoria College in Wellington, New Zealand
1914 - 1915
Education - Studied (Doctor of Philosophy?) at the University of Cambridge, UK
1916 - 1918
Career position - Lieutenant with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Education - Studied (Doctor of Philosophy?) at the University of Cambridge
1923 - 1931
Career position - Lecturer in Natural Philosophy at the University of Melbourne
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
1931 - 1956
Career position - Associate Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Melbourne

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  • The University of Melbourne (1853 - )

    Eric Hercus held multiple positions at The University of Melbourne including Senior Lecturer in Natural Philosophy (1919 - 1931) and Associate Professor (1931 - 1956).

    Date: 1919 - 1956

Archival resources

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Eric Oswald Hercus - Records, 1909 - 1958; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.