I consider it a great honour and privilege that Prof. Gertzel entrusted me with the task of establishing her scholarly legacy by ensuring her library and archives collection finds the right home, and establishing a bursary or scholarship for female post-graduate Africanist scholars.
I am a librarian and academic at Curtin University in Perth, Western Australia, and was a colleague and good friend of Cherry’s for the fifteen years up to her death in 2015.
I have established this website to provide information about this legacy project, and aim to keep it updated. Please contact me at the email below if you have any questions, comments or ideas, or if would like to contribute to this project in any way.
Cherry at the stream with Jasper, near her home in Darlington