Luise Hercus

Luise Hercus

Luise Hercus (née Schwarzschild) was born in Munich in 1926 and was educated in England from 1939. She was a Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford, having studied both Modern Languages and Oriental Studies. In 1962 she began working independently on salvage work in Aboriginal Languages, studying languages that were on the brink of extinction. She has continued this work ever since with help from the ARC and AIATSIS. She was Senior Lecturer and then Reader in Sanskrit at The Australian National University from 1969 to 1991. Since then she has been Visiting Fellow in the Department of Linguistics, School of Language Studies, ANU, writing up grammars, dictionaries and traditional texts, and continuing fieldwork mainly in the north of South Australia and adjacent areas of New South Wales and Queensland.

Indigenous and Minority Placenames »

Australian and International Perspectives

Edited by: Ian D. Clark, Luise Hercus, Laura Kostanski
ISBN (print): 9781925021622
ISBN (online): 9781925021639
Publication date: August 2014

Aboriginal Placenames »

Naming and re-naming the Australian landscape

Edited by: Harold Koch, Luise Hercus
ISBN (print): 9781921666087
ISBN (online): 9781921666094
Publication date: October 2009

The Two Rainbow Serpents Travelling »

Mura track narratives from the ‘Corner Country’

Authored by: Jeremy Beckett, Luise Hercus
ISBN (print): 9781921536922
ISBN (online): 9781921536939
Publication date: September 2009

The Land is a Map »

Placenames of Indigenous Origin in Australia

Edited by: Luise Hercus, Flavia Hodges, Jane Simpson
ISBN (print): 9781921536564
ISBN (online): 9781921536571
Publication date: March 2009