Edward Duyker

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Edward Duyker
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Edward Duyker (2014)
Born (1955-03-21) 21 March 1955 (age 62)
Melbourne, (Victoria)
Occupation Historian
Nationality Australian

Edward Duyker (born 21 March 1955) is an Australian historian, biographer and author born in Melbourne.[1]

Edward Duyker's books include several ethno-histories – Tribal Guerrillas (1987),[2] The Dutch in Australia (1987)[3] and Of the Star and the Key: Mauritius, Mauritians and Australia (1988)[4] – and numerous books dealing with early Australian exploration, among them critically acclaimed biographies of Daniel Solander, Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne, Jacques Labillardière, François Péron and Jules Dumont d'Urville. Much of his work seeks to redress the Anglo-centrism of Australian history and he has made a major contribution to knowledge and understanding of the French voyages to the Indian Ocean and Pacific in the eighteenth and early-nineteenth centuries.[5]

Personal and early life[edit]

Edward Duyker was born to a father from the Netherlands and a mother from Mauritius.[6] His mother has ancestors from Cornwall who emigrated to Adelaide, South Australia, in 1849, and he is related to the Australian landscape painter Lloyd Rees. He is also related to the French painter Félix Lionnet and the writers Guy Lionnet and Francoise Lionnet.[7] He attended St Joseph's School, Malvern, Victoria in the same class as the virtuoso pianist Geoffrey Tozer. He completed his secondary studies at De La Salle College, Malvern. There, under Tim O'Hearn (later Professor and Dean of Students Australian Catholic University), he was one of the first students in Victoria to study Asian history at a secondary level.[8] In 1970 he competed in the Seven Network's It's Academic quiz program and the following year reached the semi-final as an individual contestant in the Australian version of the quiz show Jeopardy!. As an undergraduate at La Trobe University his formative influences were the eminent Australian historian Professor Alan Frost and the Modern Indian historian Don Ferrell.[9] As a doctoral candidate at the University of Melbourne (where he also studied Bengali language), he was supervised by the Indian philosopher Sibnarayan Ray. He received his PhD in 1981 for a thesis on the participation of the tribal Santals in the Maoist Naxalite insurgency in India.[10]


After working as a spot welder at General Motors Holden in Dandenong and an RSPCA ambulance driver,[11] Duyker was recruited by the Australian Department of Defence in Canberra in early 1981[12] and eventually worked in the Joint Intelligence Organization.[13] He left in July 1983 to take up a position as a Teaching Fellow at Griffith University, Brisbane, but ultimately settled in Sydney as a full-time author in 1984. Although his early writings were focussed on South Asian subjects and in many cases were published in the Australian Defence Force Journal,[14] Duyker soon refused to be confined as a scholar and author.[15]

Using the Dutch and French linguistic resources of his family, he edited The Discovery of Tasmania (1992)[16] which brought together all known journal extracts from the first two European expeditions to Van Diemen's Land. An Officer of the Blue (1994),[17] Duyker's critically acclaimed[18] biography of Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne (the first explorer after Abel Tasman to reach Van Diemen's Land), was launched by former Prime Minister of Australia Gough Whitlam. It was also the subject of an essay, 'The Tortoise Wins Again!', by Professor Greg Dening, published in his collection Readings/Writings (Melbourne University Press, 1998, pp. 201–4).[19]

Nature's Argonaut (1998),[20] Edward Duyker's biography of Daniel Solander the naturalist on HM Bark Endeavour and the first Swede to circle the globe, was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier's History Awards in 1999. Duyker is also the co-editor, with Per Tingbrand, of Daniel Solander: Collected Correspondence 1753–1782 (1995),[21] With his mother Maryse Duyker he published the first English translation of the journal of the explorer Bruny d'Entrecasteaux in 2001.[22] It has become an important Western Australian and Tasmanian historical source and, with its annotations and introduction, informed public debate regarding the heritage-listing of Recherche Bay in Tasmania.[23] Citizen Labillardière (2003),[24] Duyker's biography of the naturalist Jacques Labillardière, was similarly influential and won the General History Prize among the New South Wales Premier's History Awards.[25]

With former Australian Greens Senator Bob Brown, archaeologist Professor John Mulvaney and broadcaster Peter Cundall, Duyker was an outspoken campaigner for the protection of Recherche Bay from logging.[26]

François Péron: An Impetuous Life (2006),[27] Duyker's biography of the zoologist of the expedition of Nicolas-Thomas Baudin to Australian waters (1800—1803), won the Frank Broeze Maritime History Prize in 2007. A recurrent theme in Edward Duyker's writing on early natural history is an attempt to recapture the sense of wonder at the unique flora and fauna encountered by early European explorers in Australia. He has also rendered homage to prescient early naturalists who offered 'a new focus on the natural equilibrium, the finiteness of resources in restricted locations and the precious quality of unique and vulnerable species that could easily be driven to extinction by human greed or the introduction of feral animals'.[28]

In 2007 Edward Duyker published A Dictionary of Sea Quotations[29] with a deeply personal introduction on his family's links with the sea. He references to the austerity and difficulties of his Catholic childhood (he is the eldest of eight children and his Dutch father laboured on the Melbourne waterfront for 37 years),[30] or the experiences of his forebears in Europe and the islands of the Indian Ocean.

Duyker's biographies of naturalists are largely conventional linear narratives, but they are characterised by meticulous research and great attention to detail – 'written with verve, but fortified with awesome scholarship' as Dymphna Clark put it in her review of Nature's Argonaut.[31] He makes a point of visiting the places he writes about and orienting explorers' maps and journals to a modern landscape or coast. This has sometimes been under difficult circumstances, such as when he researched the naturalist Labillardière's travels in the Middle East. In August 2005, Duyker delivered the inaugural Theo Barker Memorial Lecture at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst and took as his theme a remark attributed to R. H. Tawney that an historian needs 'a stout pair of boots'. During his lecture, he recounted how in the course of field-research in West Bengal for his book Tribal Guerrillas, he had lost 20 kilograms in weight through dysentery and malnutrition.[32] This was an ordeal he also recounted in a partly autobiographical article 'The Word in the Field'.[33]

In September 1983, Edward Duyker published an article entitled ‘Land Use and Ecological Change in Central New South Wales’.[34] It signalled his strong interest in the use of history and ethnography to understand anthropogenic environmental change. The following year he published an article entitled ‘History and Anthropology’[35] which explored a number of philosophical and methodological issues relating to these overlapping disciplines and which he demonstrated in his book Tribal Guerrillas. The late Professor Thomas Nossiter of the London School of Economics praised Duyker's Tribal Guerrillas because 'it exemplifies the value of synthesising anthropology and history; and, more generally, it is a scholarly contribution to a literature on tribal rebellion and insurgency far wider than India, which embraces Greece, Vietnam and Algeria as well as sub-Saharan Africa where tribal responses to imperialism and modernisation have been significant' (Third World Quarterly, vol. 11, no. 2, April 1989, pp. 226–7).[36] This meeting ground between history and anthropology can also be seen in An Officer of the Blue, Duyker's biography of Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne, in which he skilfully used missionary and other accounts of Māori oral history and French journals to explain the circumstances of the explorer's death in New Zealand's Bay of Islands in 1772. Prof. Barrie Macdonald of Massey University described it as "a fine piece of detective work – a biography written with an empathy with its subject yet a critical eye that helps set in context a death that still has its significance in New Zealand history."[37]

Despite his theoretical reflections, Duyker is essentially a narrative historian. He frequently produces equally engaging 'tales of research', such as his account of the detective quest involved in identifying the artist of the expedition of Bruny d'Entrecasteaux to Australia and the Pacific[38] and his account of his search for the grave of Nicolas-Thomas Baudin in Mauritius.[39] When he delivered the 2007 Vaughan Evans Memorial Lecture at the Australian National Maritime Museum, he chose to speak on uncovering the life of Daniel Solander.[40]

Since 1985, Duyker has written more than 80 entries for the bilingual Dictionnaire de Biographie Mauricienne/Dictionary of Mauritian Biography published on his mother's native island. Aside from his books on the history of the Mauritians in Australia, Mauritian Heritage[41] and Of the Star and the Key,[42] Duyker has also written a number of pioneering monographs on the Dutch in Australia,[43] and co-authored Molly and the Rajah (1991) *[1] the life of Esme Mary Fink, an Australian woman who married the Rajah of Pudukottai, India, in 1915. He also edited A Woman on the Goldfields (1995),*[2] dealing with the life of Emily Skinner on the nineteenth-century Victorian gold fields.

Academic career[edit]

Duyker is an Honorary Associate[44] and Honorary Senior Lecturer[45] in the School of Languages and Cultures at the University of Sydney and an Honorary Professor of the Faculty of Education and Arts of the Australian Catholic University.[46] In 2007 he was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities[47]

Other positions[edit]

Between 1996 and 2002 he served as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Mauritius in New South Wales.[48]

Critical Responses[edit]

Duyker's writings span a diverse range of subjects and disciplines. As the late Australian historian Manning Clark put it in his foreword to Of the Star and the Key (1988): 'Edward Duyker . . . has an eye for the things of the mind'. In many respects he has built his readership on his eclectic interests and made a strength of them.[49] The late Professor Greg Dening once described him as 'an historian's historian' (Australian Book Review, June/July 2003, p. 10).[50]

Marius Damas, in his book (Approaching Naxalbari, Radical Impression, Calcutta, 1991, p. 68) commented that "Duyker brings both historical and anthropological tools into play . . . Drawing on a wide range of historical and contemporary sources, including personal interviews . . . [and] provides us with a richly detailed account." Yet, his account of the Naxalite insurgency has been criticised. Mallarika Sinha Roy in her book Gender and Radical Politics in India: Magic Moments of Naxalbari, commented: 'What Duyker misses in retracing the historical path of the Santal rebellion is the function of patriarchy with Santal Society, and this omission culminates in his silence about women's participation in Santal Naxalism',[51] Roy was perhaps unaware that one of Duyker's principal Santal-Naxalite informants, Kuni Tudu, was a woman.[52] Duyker's work on the Naxalites was also an important source for the Scandinavian scholar B.G. Karlsson.[53]

In the Journal of Australian Studies (November 2001), Leo Scheps asserted that Duyker's and his mother's translation of the eighteenth-century explorer Bruny d'Entrecasteaux's account (the first in English) 'might find a market with collectors of early Australiana and maritime arcana', but that 'its text and extensive notes' were 'of little value to scholars of Australian and Pacific history, geography or anthropology'.[54] Despite this, the translation was later a major source for archaeologist John Mulvaney in his book 'The axe had never sounded': Place, People and Heritage of Recherche Bay, Tasmania (2007) and for several specialists including Hugh Tydale-Tyndale a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, historian Professor Alan Frost of La Trobe University and historical archaeologist Dr Michael Pearson of the University of Canberra who delivered papers at a symposium held by the National Academies Forum in Hobart, 26–28 February 2007.[55] It was also a seminal influence for the late Dianne Johnson's book Bruny d'Entrecasteaux and his encounter with the Tasmanian Aborigines (2012)[56]

Reviewing An Officer of the Blue Professor Michael Roe (historian) wrote: "In building his story, Duyker has to confront matters of war, politics, geography, navigation, anthropology – the list could continue. He does so with constant skill and authority."[57]

In 1995 Paul Brunton described Duyker's (and Per Tingbrand's) Daniel Solander: Collected Correspondence (1995) as 'a major contribution to textual scholarship' and added 'It is rare for such a work to be produced in Australia'[58] Reviewing Nature's Argonaut, Greg Dening wrote: ‘One of the delights of reading this brilliant wander through the mind of a naturalist genius is the way Edward Duyker in a simple, direct phrase can lay open the most complex issue. No, perhaps the real joy in the reading is the continued sense of revelation and discovery Duyker conveys as he follows Solander . . . ‘,[59] In 2006, Prof. Arthur Lucas, former principal of King's College London, wrote that Citizen Labillardière was an 'exceptionally readable, richly textured work . . . The life Duyker recreates is as rich as that of the hero of any adventure novel, and the context is insightful history, not just the history of an important natural historian'.[60]


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"There was no point in searching for Marion Dufresne's grave...he opened the first French restaurant in New Zealand – the Maori ate him".

"Some would say that I could talk under wet cement. I know at least one property developer who would like to give me the opportunity."

  • At the launch of Nature's Argonaut, Sutherland Entertainment Centre, 28 April 1998.


  • Duyker, Edward, ed. (1986). Mauritian heritage : an anthology of the Lionnet, Commins and related families. Ferntree Gully: Australian Mauritian Research Group. 
  • — (1987). Tribal guerrillas : the Santals of West Bengal and the Naxalite movement. New Delhi: Oxford University Press. 
  • The Dutch in Australia, AE Press, Melbourne, 1987, pp. 181, ISBN 0-86787-215-2.
  • (With Maryse Duyker) Beyond the Dunes: A Dutch-Australian Story, Privately Published, Sylvania, 1987, pp. 41, ISBN 0-7316-0058-4.
  • Of the Star and the Key: Mauritius, Mauritians and Australia, Australian Mauritian Research Group, Sylvania, 1988, pp. 129, ISBN 0-9590883-4-2.
  • (With Coralie Younger) Molly and the Rajah: Race, Romance and the Raj, Australian Mauritian Press, Sylvania, 1991, pp. xii, 130, ISBN 0-646-03679-3 [spoken word version: Hear a Book, Hobart, 2 track mono, 1993, abn 91 356351].
  • (ed.) The Discovery of Tasmania: Journal Extracts from the Expeditions of Abel Janszoon Tasman and Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne 1642 & 1772, St David's Park Publishing/Tasmanian Government Printing Office, Hobart, 1992, pp. 106, ISBN 0-7246-2241-1.
  • A French Trading Expedition to the Orient: The Voyage of the Montaran 1753—1756, Stockholm University Center for Pacific Asia Studies Working Paper, No.30, August 1992, pp. 20.
  • New Voices in the Southland: Multiculturalism, Ethno-history and Asian Studies in Australia, Stockholm University Center for Pacific Asia Studies Working Paper No.31, September 1992, pp. 15.
  • (with Hendrik Kolenberg et al.) The Second Landing: Dutch Migrant Artists in Australia, Erasmus Foundation, Melbourne, 1993, pp. 56, ISBN 0-646-13593-7.
  • An Officer of the Blue: Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne 1724—1772, South Sea Explorer, Miegunyah/Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1994, pp. 229, ISBN 0-522-84565-7.
  • (with Barry York) Exclusions and Admissions: The Dutch in Australia 1902–1946, Studies in Australian Ethnic History, No. 7, Centre for Immigration and Multicultural Studies, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, 1994, pp. 11, ISBN 07315 1913 2/ISSN 1039-3188.
  • (with Per Tingbrand, ed. & trans) Daniel Solander: Collected Correspondence 1753—1782, Miegunyah/Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1995, pp. 466, ISBN 0-522-84636-X [Scandinavian University Press, Oslo, 1995 ISBN 82-00-22454-6].
  • (ed.) A Woman on the Goldfields: Recollections of Emily Skinner 1854—1878, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1995, pp. 129, ISBN 0-522-84652-1. [RVIB, Melbourne, 2001, Spoken word version narrated by Ronnie Evans, one of 100 titles recorded by the Royal Victorian Institute for the Blind National Information Library Service in digital audio format for the ‘Australians All project’, funded by the National Council for the Centenary of Federation.]
  • Nature's Argonaut: Daniel Solander 1733—1782, Naturalist and Voyager with Cook and Banks, Miegunyah/Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1998 (reprinted 1999), pp. 380, ISBN 0-522-84753-6 [Short-listed, New South Wales Premier’s General History Prize, 1999]
  • [Introductory essay & biographical note] Mirror of the Australian Navigation by Jacob Le Maire: A Facsimile of the ‘Spieghel der Australische Navigatie . . .’ Being an Account of the Voyage of Jacob Le Maire and Willem Schouten 1615–1616 published in Amsterdam in 1622, Hordern House for the Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, 1999, pp. 202, ISBN 1-875567-25-9.
  • (with Maryse Duyker, ed. & trans) Bruny d’Entrecasteaux: Voyage to Australia and the Pacific 1791—1793, Miegunyah/Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2001, pp. xliii, pp. 392, ISBN 0-522-84932-6 [paperback edition, March 2006, ISBN 0-522-85232-7].
  • — (Oct 2001). "The word in French". National Library of Australia News. XII (1): 7–10. Archived from the original on 2012-01-20. 
  • — (Mar 2002). "Eavesdropping on the past". National Library of Australia News. XII (6): 16–18. Archived from the original on 2012-01-20. 
  • Citizen Labillardière: A Naturalist’s Life in Revolution and Exploration (1755—1834), Miegunyah/Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2003, ISBN 0-522-85010-3, Paperback reprint, 2004, ISBN 0-522-85160-6, pp. 383 (including notes, glossaries, zoological, botanical and general index), 12 maps, 18 black and white plates [Winner, New South Wales Premier’s General History Prize, 2004].
  • 'A French Garden in Tasmania: The Legacy of Félix Delahaye (1767—1829)’, in Glynnis M. Cropp, Noel R. Watts, Roger D. J. Collins and K. R. Howe (eds.) Pacific Journeys: Essays in Honour of John Dunmore, Victoria University Press, Wellington, 2005, pp. 21–35.
  • ‘Isle de France and Baudin’s Precursors in Australian Waters’, in Rivière, M. S. & Issur, K. R. (ed.) Baudin–Flinders dans l’Océan Indien: Voyages, découvertes, rencontre: Travels, Discoveries, Encounter: Actes du colloque international organisé par l’Université de Maurice, octobre 2003, L’Harmattan, Paris, 2006, pp. 137–155.
  • François Péron: An Impetuous Life: Naturalist and Voyager, Miegunyah/MUP, Melb., 2006, pp. 349, ISBN 978-0-522-85260-8 [winner Frank Broeze Maritime History Prize, 2007].
  • (ed. & compiler) A Dictionary of Sea Quotations: From Ancient Egypt to the Present, Miegunyah/Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2007, pp. 439, ISBN 0-522-85371-4.
  • Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne, un marin malouin à la découvertes des mers australes, traduction française de Maryse Duyker (avec l'assistance de Maurice Recq et l'auteur), Les Portes du Large, Rennes, 2010, pp. 352, ISBN 978-2-914612-14-2.
  • Père Receveur: Franciscan, Scientist and Voyager with Lapérouse, Dharawal Publications, Engadine (NSW), 2011, pp. 41, ISBN 978-0-9870727-0-2.
  • Dumont d’Urville: Explorer and Polymath, Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2014, pp. 671, ISBN 978 1 877578 70 0, University of Hawai’i Press, Honolulu, 2015, ISBN 9780824851392.

Family history aids[edit]

  • A Guide to Mauritian Genealogical Sources in Australia, Australian Mauritian Research Group, Forest Hill, 1984, pp. 10, ISBN 0-9590883-0-X; (Second edition with Addenda, Ferntree Gully, 1985).
  • ‘The Mauritians’, in Jupp, J. (ed.) The Australian People, Angus & Robertson, Sydney, 1988, pp. 709–713; revised edition, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2001, pp. 592–7.
  • ‘The Mauritians in Australia’, The Australian Encyclopaedia, 5th edition, Australian Geographic, Sydney, 1988, Volume 5, pp. 1900–02.
  • Early Dutch Immigrant Naturalizations: An Alphabetical Index 1849—1903, Volume 1: Victoria, New South Wales & Queensland, Privately Published, Sylvania (NSW), 1987, pp. 26, ISBN 0-7316-0057-6.
  • Netherlandish Family History Sources in Australia: An Annotated Bibliography, Privately Published, Sylvania (NSW), 1988, pp. 22, ISBN 0-9587981-0-9.
  • 'Histoire généalogique: Mauritius and Family History at the National Library’, National Library of Australia News, vol. IV, no. 1, October 1993, pp. 4–6.
  • ‘Going Dutch at the National Library’, National Library of Australia News, vol. IV, no. 4, January 1994, pp 3–5.

Additional Sources[edit]

  • Greg Dening, 'The Naturalist Mind', Australian Book Review, April 1998, pp. 8–9.
  • Wallace Kirsop, 'Edward Duyker, or the Achievements of Independent Scholarship', Explorations (Institute for the Study of French-Australian Relations), no. 36, June 2004, pp. 17–18.
  • Johan Kruithof, ‘A Case of Cultural Theft’, in Calwell, S. and Johnson, D. (ed.) There’s More to Life than Sex & Money, Penguin, Ringwood, 1997, p. 87. [3]
  • Yvan Martial, 'Il y a 25 ans, 24 Juillet 1984, Edward Duyker raconte notre Australie', L'Express (Port Louis), 24 juillet 2009.
  • Yvan Martial, 'Il y a 25 ans, 27 Juillet 1984, Les relations Australie-Maurice', L'Express (Port Louis), 24 juillet 2009.
  • Kalyan Mukherjee, 'Of drugs, guerrillas and terrorism', Hindustan Times (Delhi), 22 November 1987.
  • Patricia Rolfe, 'Better Breton than Briton', The Bulletin [Sydney], 17 May 1994, p. 96.
  • Sydney Selvon, 'Interview du Dr Edward Duyker, chercheur Australien d'origine mauricienne', Le Mauricien, jeudi 5 juillet 1984, p. 3 & 5.
  • 'The Author and the Book: An Interview with Dr Edward Duyker', Vogelvlucht (Uitgave voor Australie en Nieuw Zeeland van de Koningslijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij), 4/1988, p. 11.
  • Who's Who in Australia, Crown Content, Melbourne 2011, p. 677-8.
  • Who's Who of Australian Writers, Thorpe/National Centre for Australian Studies, Second Edition, 1995, pp. 193–4.


  1. ^ Who's Who in Australia, Crown Content, Melbourne 2011, p. 677-8.
  2. ^ Tribal Guerrillas (1987)
  3. ^ The Dutch in Australia (1987)
  4. ^ Of the Star and the Key: Mauritius, Mauritians and Australia (1988)
  5. ^ Wallace Kirsop, 'Edward Duyker, or the Achievements of Independent Scholarship', Explorations (Institute for the Study of French-Australian Relations), no. 36, June 2004, pp. 17–18 & Greg Dening, 'Too Many Captain Cooks', Australian Book Review, June/July 2003, pp. 10–11.
  6. ^ National Library of Australia Oral History collection, ORAL TRC 3101
  7. ^ Duyker, Mauritian Heritage, pp. 63–71,154–57, 295–308, 311–12, 328.
  8. ^ National Library of Australia Oral History collection, ORAL TRC 3101 & & ORAL TRC 5306
  9. ^ 'Exploring the explorers', Agora, 2004, p. 48 & 'Multiethnic histories', La Trobe University Record, December 1987, p. 8.
  10. ^ National Library of Australia Oral History collection, ORAL TRC 3101 & TRC 5306
  11. ^ Vivienne Skinner, 'A man for the times: Edward Duyker', Sydney Morning Herald, Weekend Edition, 16–17 September— 2006, My Career, p. 2.
  12. ^ Who's Who in Australia, Crown Content, Melbourne 2011, p. 677-8.
  13. ^ National Library of Australia Oral History collection, ORAL TRC 3101 & TRC 5306
  14. ^ Duyker, 'Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in India', DFJ, no. 35, July–August 1982; 'Sino-Indian Conflict: 1958–1962’, DFJ, no. 37, November–December 1982; ‘The Evolution of Israel's Defence Industries’, DFJ, no. 38, January–February 1983; ‘The Naxalite Strategic Failure’, DFJ, no. 42, September–October 1983; ‘The Origins of the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971: Towards a Reassessment’, DFJ, no. 66, September/October 1987; ‘Insurgency and the Tribal Mind', Asian and African Studies, vol . 18, no. 2, July 1984, pp. 137–159; ‘The Kashmir Conflict: An Historical Review’, The Indian Ocean Review, vol. 3, no. 4, December 1990, pp. 1–6.
  15. ^ National Library of Australia Oral History collection, ORAL TRC 3101 & TRC 5306 & Wallace Kirsop, 'Edward Duyker, or the Achievements of Independent Scholarship', Explorations (Institute for the Study of French-Australian Relations), no. 36, June 2004, pp. 17–18.
  16. ^ The Discovery of Tasmania (1992)
  17. ^ An Officer of the Blue (1994)
  18. ^ see reviews by Prof. Greg Dening, The Age (Melbourne), Sat. 28 May 1994; Prof. Alan Frost, The Australian, 25–26 June 1994; Prof. Michael Roe, The Mercury (Hobart), 28 May 1994; Tom Austen, West Australian, 16 July 1994; Robert Willson, Canberra Times, Sat. 2 July 1994; Prof. Oscar Spate, Australian Book Review, October 1994; Prof. Barrie Macdonald, New Zealand Herald (Auckland), Sat. 14 January 1995; Prof. Frank Broeze, Australian Historical Studies, 1995; The Northern Mariner/Le Marin du Nord (St John's, Newfoundland), January 1996; Prof. Robert Aldrich, Journal of the Australian Association for Maritime History, July 1996.
  19. ^ Readings/Writings (Melbourne University Press, 1998
  20. ^ Nature's Argonaut (1998)
  21. ^ Daniel Solander: Collected Correspondence
  22. ^ Voyage to Australia and the Pacific
  23. ^ see Mulvaney, J., 'The axe had never sounded': Place, People and Heritage of Recherche Bay, Tasmania, ANU E Press and Aboriginal History, Canberra, 2007.
  24. ^ Citizen Labillardière
  25. ^ Wallace Kirsop, 'Edward Duyker, or the Achievements of Independent Scholarship', Explorations (Institute for the Study of French-Australian Relations), no. 36, June 2004, pp. 17–18.
  26. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/s978915.htm
  27. ^ François Péron: An Impetuous Life (2006)
  28. ^ see Duyker, François Péron, p. 9
  29. ^ Dictionary of Sea Quotations
  30. ^ Vivienne Skinner, 'A man for the times: Edward Duyker', Sydney Morning Herald, Weekend Edition, 16–17 September— 2006, My Career, p. 2.
  31. ^ Dymphna Clark, 'Handmaiden to Botany's Giants', Canberra Times, 16 May 1998, Panorama, pp. 7–8.
  32. ^ Duyker 'A Stout Pair of Boots: Recollections of an Historian in the Field’, Theo Barker Memorial Lecture, August 2005, Charles Sturt University Library, 907.2 DUYK
  33. ^ National Library of Australian News, May 1999, pp. 15–17
  34. ^ Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. 69, part 2, pp. 120–132
  35. ^ Man in India, vol 64, no. 1, March 1984, pp. 74–81
  36. ^ Third World Quarterly, vol. 11, no. 2, April 1989, pp. 226–7
  37. ^ Barrie Macdonald, New Zealand Herald, Sat. 14 January 1995.
  38. ^ Duyker, E., 'In Search of Jean Piron', National Library of Australia News, March 2006, pp. 7–10) NLA News, March 2006
  39. ^ Duyker, E., 'In Search of Madame Kerivel and Baudin's Last Resting Place', National Library of Australia News, vol. IX, no. 12, September 1999, pp. 8–10
  40. ^ Signals, No. 81, December 2007 – February 2008
  41. ^ Mauritian Heritage (1986)
  42. ^ Of the Star and the Key: Mauritius, Mauritians and Australia (1988)
  43. ^ See Gunew, S., L. Houbein, A. Karakostas-Seda. & J. Mahyuddin (eds) (1992) A Bibliography of Australian Multicultural Writers, Deakin University Press (Centre for Studies in Literary Education), Geelong, 1992, pp. 71–2.
  44. ^ http://sydney.edu.au/arts/french/staff/associates.shtml
  45. ^ http://sydney.edu.au/arts/slc/downloads/Language_and_Culture_Issue_21.pdf
  46. ^ http://www.acu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0010/463348/Senate_Digest_11Sept2012-final.pdf
  47. ^ Australian Academy of the Humanities
  48. ^ Consular List
  49. ^ See the summation of CSIRO scientist Richard Groves in Historical Records of Australian Science (14, 2003):Richard Groves, Historical Records of Australian Science (14, 2003)
  50. ^ Australian Book Review, June/July, 2003, p. 10
  51. ^ Mallarika Sinha Roy, Gender and Radical Politics in India: Magic Moments of Naxalbari, p. 24.
  52. ^ Duyker, Tribal Guerrillas, p. 182.
  53. ^ B. G. Karlsson, Contested Belonging: An Indigenous People's Struggle for Forest
  54. ^ http://www.api-network.com/main/index.php?apply=reviews&webpage=api_reviews&flexedit=&flex_password=&menu_label=&menuID=homely&menubox=&Review=4572
  55. ^ John Mulvaney & Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe (eds.), Rediscovering Recherche Bay, Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Canberra, December 2007, ISBN 9780908290222
  56. ^ http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/5815146?lookfor=title:%28Bruny%20d%27Entrecasteaux%20and%20the%20Tasmanian%29&offset=1&max=6318
  57. ^ The Mercury, Hobart, 28 May 1994, p. 38.
  58. ^ Sydney Morning Herald, 24 June 1995, Spectrum, p. 13A
  59. ^ Prof. Greg Dening, Australian Book Review, April 1998, pp. 8–9.
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