Fry, Eric Charles

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Fry, Eric Charles

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  • Dr Eric Fry BA BEc PhD DipEd

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1921 - 2007


Eric Fry was born on 21 August 1921 in Broken Hill, New South Wales. From 1938 to 1941 he worked in the Commonwealth Public Service and studied at the University of Sydney (B Econ). He was on military service from 1941-1946. Fry obtained an Honours Degree in Arts 1950; Diploma of Education 1951; and a PhD from the Australian National University 1956. Fry's first academic appointment was Lecturer in History at the University of Western Australia in 1956. He was Lecturer in History at the University of New England 1957-1959; Senior Lecturer in History at Canberra University College in 1959; Senior Lecturer in the new History Department, Faculty of Arts, Australian National University 1960- 1967; Reader in History 1967-1986; Dean of the Faculty of Arts 1973-1975. He is a founding member, along with Robin (Bob) Gollan, of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History which was established in 1961. Fry was the society's first secretary and later President, 1984-1986. He died on 3 October 2007.


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academic; historian; university administrator

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Australian Society for the Study of Labour History (1961 -)

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Entered from deposit description on 26 September 2011; revised 14 May 2012




Guide to the Papers of Eric Fry: MS 9691, (accessed on 14 May 2012)
Peter Love. Eric Fry (1921-2007), Labour History, no. 94 (May 2008), pp. 33-6, (accessed on 14 May 2012)
The Australian National University Calendar, 1970

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