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The collection comprises mainly correspondence, research material and drafts relating to the compilation of Duyker's publications The Dutch in Australia; Of the star and key: Mauritius, Mauritians and Australia; Officer of the blue: Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne, south sea explorer, 1724-1772; Daniel Solander: collected correspondence 1753-1782; A woman on the goldfields: recollections of Emily Skinner, 1854-1878; and The discovery of Tasmania: journal extracts from the expeditions of Abel Janszoon Tasman and Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne, 1642 & 1772.
There are a number of papers relating to Duyker's research into the history of Mauritius and his involvement in Mauritian family history research, including correspondence with genealogists. There is a copy of Gaston Sarre'sRecueil de reseignements sur les familles de L'Ille Maurice, 1945, containing genealogical notes on some 3000 Mauritianfamilies. There is also correspondence written by the firm of Bell, Regnard& Co., Melbourne, to Pipon, Bell & Co., Mauritius (1853-1855), concerning the import of Mauritian sugar.
The remainder of the collection comprises papers relating to various areas of interest to Duyker, together with a copy of his PhD thesis entitled 'Tribal guerrillas: the Santals of West Bengal and the Naxalite movement' and associated research material.
Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1391827).
Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.
Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of Edward Duyker, National Library of Australia, MS 9061, [series and/or file number]'.
The papers of Dr Edward Duyker have been acquired from him in several instalments from 1996 to 2003.
The Oral History Collection of the Library holds an interview with Duyker, conducted by Barry York in 1994 (ORAL TRC 3101)
The papers have been listed as received, by box and file, item or packet number. Most of the papers are contained in manila files and, where provided, the titles of the files have been used for the file descriptions. Where no title is available, the description is based on the contents of the file, item or packet. Because the papers have been received in instalments, there is no discernible order in the overall arrangement.
File/items 1-41 and 44 received in 1996
File/item/packets 45-81a received in October 1998
File 82 received in November 2000
File/items 43 and 83-85 received in July and December 2001
File/item/packets 86-112 received January and February 2002
File 113 received in June 2003
Duyker's publications include: The Dutch in Australia, 1987 Of the star and the key: Mauritius, Mauritians and Australia, 1988 Molly and the Rajah: race, romance and the Raj, 1991 The discovery of Tasmania: journal extracts from the expeditions of Abel Janszoon Tasman and Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne, 1642 & 1772, 1992 Officer of the blue: a biography of the South Sea explorer Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne 1724-72, 1994 Daniel Solander: collected correspondence 1753-82, 1995 A woman on the goldfields: recollections of Emily Skinner, 1854-1878, 1995
Edward Adrian Joseph Duyker was born in Melbourne in 1955. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree from La Trobe University, Melbourne, in 1977 and was awarded a PhD from the University of Melbourne in 1981. Duyker was an intelligence analyst for the Joint Intelligence Organisation, Department of Defence, Canberra, and then joined Griffith University, Brisbane as a Teaching Fellow in the Humanities Department. In 1984 he moved to Sydney and began working as a full-time writer. He has been the Chairperson of the Australian Mauritian Research Group since 1983.
Articles from Mauritian newspapers
Souvenir Flinders Island CWA cookery book, c1983 (reprint of 1946 edition)
Dining with Peter Pan, c1970. Cookery book of the Peter Pan Kindergarten, Paddington.
Goat meat recipes, nd. North Eastern District 31, Australian Cashmere Growers' Association.
Tarcutta Public School cookbook, 1996
The metal trade journal, Vol XX, February 1954, No. 3
Foundations and footholds: a story of things that matter, Grace Bros., Sydney, c1947
Tomato culture under glass: with plans for glasshouse construction, New South Wales Department of Agriculture, 1948
Healthy motherhood, New South Wales Department of Health, 1946