Vale Eric Richards

The Historical Society of South Australia notes with sadness the death of Emeritus Professor Eric Richards, which occurred suddenly in London on 21 September.

During a long and internationally distinguished career, based mostly at Flinders University, Eric produced a huge array of books and articles, with international migration being the most notable of his many interests. His publications included a number with a South Australian focus, and he edited the Social History volume of The Flinders History of South Australia (1986).

The Historical Society of South Australia was founded in 1974, and at its inaugural meeting, Eric Richards was the guest speaker, his topic being ‘History from Below’.