Collection 277 - Dr John Hercus collection

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Dr John Hercus collection


  • 1954-1993 (Creation)

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John Hercus was born in South India, and raised in Hamilton, NZ. In 1930 he was awarded a scholarship to study science at Sydney University. He graduated with a medical degree in 1942, the same year he married Marjorie Ormiston. They had four children. He joined the AIF at the start of WW2, and served as an ophthalmologist. He worked as an ophthalmologist and ophthalmic surgeon in various Sydney hospitals. He was involved in the Sydney University Evangelical Union as a student, holding the office of President from 1940-1941. He was a founding member of the IVF Graduates' Fellowship, IVF Vice-President 1969, and President in 1972 and 1973.

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Transferred by Dr Stuart Piggin in 2016.

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  • Shelf: L 1