My life in history

Bruce Kercher*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/opinion

Abstract

Bruce Kercher began undergraduate study in arts and law at Sydney University in the late 1960s, at the beginning of the rapid rise of university places in Australia. He later spent most of his academic career at Macquarie University when the study of law was changing from staid positivism to a rich engagement with the place of law in society. His discovery of legal history and the joys of archival research allowed him to see the distinctive place of Australia in the common law world, and law’s impact on those from whom the land had been dispossessed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-416
Number of pages8
JournalHistory Australia
Volume20
Issue number3
Early online date18 Jul 2023
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Keywords

  • Australian law
  • historians’ lives
  • legal history

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'My life in history'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this