Guide to the Papers of Edward Duyker

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MS 9061

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Collection Summary

Creator
Edward Duyker
Title
Papers of Edward Duyker
Date Range
1698-2011
Collection Number
MS 9061
Extent
6.24 metres (35 boxes, 2 folio boxes, 1 carton)
Language of Materials
English
Repository
National Library of Australia

Introduction

Scope and Contents

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.

Conditions Governing Access

Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn1391827).

Conditions Governing Use

Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions.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 Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.

Preferred Citation

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]'.

Provenance

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)

Arrangement

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

Bibliography

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

Biographical Note

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.

Item Descriptions

Class MS 9061. Original Consignment

Series. Papers relating to The Dutch in Australia, published by AE Press, Melbourne, in 1987

Early Dutch trade, 1914-1986 (File 1) - Box 1
Dutch immigrants 19th-20th centuries, 1877-1987 (File 2) - Box 1
Dutch convicts (File 3) - Box 1
Dutch and the Victorian gold rush, in particular papers relating to the Dutch gold digger Jan Vennik's involvement in the Eureka uprising (File 4) - Box 1
Dutch aviation links with Australia, 1978-1986 (File 5) - Box 1
Dutch military involvement in Australia during World War II and the Netherlands East Indies forces contribution to the Pacific War. Included are newsletters from the 18th Squadron NEI-RAAF Forces Association (File 6) - Box 1
Post War Dutch immigration and correspondence with individuals of Dutch heritage. (Some of the material is in Dutch) (File 7) - Box 1

Series. Papers relating The Dutch in Australia, published by AE Press, Melbourne, in 1987

Dutch cultural contribution, 1951-1987 (File 8) - Box 2
Dutch illustrations (File 9) - Box 2
General papers relating to the Dutch in Australia, 1892-1985 (File 10) - Box 2

Series. Papers relating to Of the star and the key: Mauritius, Mauritians and Australia, published by the Australian Mauritian Research Group, Sylvania, in 1988

Copies of court proceedings and lists of Mauritian slaves (and convicts) subsequently transported to Australia, 1830-1850 (File 11) - Box 3

Articles from Mauritian newspapers

Mauritians and the Australian gold rushes (File 12) - Box 3
Mauritius/Australiantrade, 1987 (File 13) - Box 3
Mauritian immigration, 1880-1985 (File 14) - Box 3
Mauritian and Australian sugar industry, 1872-1985 (File 15) - Box 3

Series. Papers relating to Of the star and the key: Mauritius, Mauritians and Australia, published by the Australian Mauritian Research Group, Sylvania, in 1988

Mauritian newsletters, 1978-1995 (File 16) - Box 4
Mauritian newspaper clippings, 1976-1972 (File 17) - Box 4
Illustrations for the book (File 18) - Box 4
Concertina file containing correspondence between Duyker and genealogists regarding their family histories and Mauritian-Australian connections (c. 400 pp). Includes a typed index (8 pp). Note: a copy of the entire file is held at MS 9061/packet 42. (See also files 96-98 for related papers) (Item 19) - Box 5
Photocopy of Gaston Sarre'sRecueil de reseignements sur les familles de L'Ille Maurice, which contains genealogical notes on about 3000 Mauritianfamilies, arranged alphabetically. (A-E) (File 20-27) - Box 6
Recueil de reseignements sur les familles de L'Ille Maurice (F-M) (File 28-34) - Box 7
Recueil de reseignements sur les familles de L'Ille Maurice (N-Z) (File 35-41) - Box 8
Photocopy of Mauritian family history inquiries and typed index (originals filed at MS 9061/item19) (File 42) - Folio-Box 1
Six letters from Mauritius during the mid 1880s by Duyker's great-great-grandfather Alfred Bullen Commins (1824-1890), together with two genealogical notes from the same period. There are also two genealogical notes written by Duyker's great-grandfather Walter Hugh Commins (File 43) - Folio-Box 1
A collection of 58 letters (mercantile correspondence) written by the firm of Bell, Regnard& Co., Melbourne, to Pipon, Bell & Co., Mauritius, between May 28 1853 and December 8 1855, concerning the import of Mauritian sugar (File 44) - Box 9
Edited typescript of Officer of the blue: Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne, South Sea explorer, 1724-1772, published by Melbourne University Press, 1994 (File 45-46) - Box 9
Edited typescript of Daniel Solander: collected correspondence 1753-1782. Edited and translated by Edward Duyker and Per Tingbrand and published by Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 1995 (File 47-48) - Box 9
Edited typescript of Daniel Solander...(cont) (File 49-50) - Box 10
Papers relating to A woman on the goldfields: recollections of Emily Skinner, 1854-1878. Edited by Edward Duyker and published by Melbourne University Press, 1995. There are research notes, a photocopy of the original and a transcription of Emily Skinner's diary, correspondence with the publisher, typescript draft and letters received following publication (File 51-52) - Box 10
Papers relating to A woman on the goldfields... (cont) (File 53-56) - Box 11
Typescript copy of Duyker's PhD thesis entitled 'Tribal guerrillas: the Santals of West Bengal and the Naxalite movement' (317pp). Submitted to the Department of Indian Studies, University of Melbourne in 1981. Published by Oxford University Press, Delhi, in 1987 (File 57-58) - Box 11
A box of cards containing research notes for 'Tribal guerrillas: the Santals of West Bengal and the Naxalite movement' (Item 59) - Folio-Box 2
Interviews: Bengal, 1979 (File 60) - Box 12
Naxalites, 1967-1972 (File 61-62) - Box 12
Naxalite publications (File 63) - Box 12
Dutch Peace Movement (File 64) - Box 12
Articles on Dutch Armed Forces/Foreign policy (File 65) - Box 13
A.E. Press [Educational Publishers] - correspondence regarding a publication entitled 'Mauritians in Australia', 1986 (File 66) - Box 13
La Trobe University students - cuttings and pamphlets, 1974-1976 (File 67) - Box 13
Israel - newspaper cuttings, articles and journals relating to Israel, 1971-1981 (File 68) - Box 13
Current defence readings - selected articles from current journals, published by Defence Central Library, Canberra, 1981 (File 69) - Box 13
Chou En Lai and Khmer Rouge photographs (File 70) - Box 13
Writings about Conan Doyle (File 71) - Box 13
Mauritius export directory, 1989-90 (File 72) - Box 14
The discovery of Tasmania: journal extracts from the expeditions of Abel Janszoon Tasman and Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne, 1642 & 1772. Edited by Edward Duyker; translated by Edward, Herman and Maryse Duyker and published by St. David's Park Publishing, Hobart, 1992. Research notes, correspondence and proof copy, 1989-1991 (File 73-74) - Box 14
La Caravelle Social and Sports Club [Liverpool, NSW] - newsletters and correspondence, 1997-1998 (File 75) - Box 14
Squatters' Arms - research notes and correspondence relating to a public house of this name built at Reid's Flat, near Cooma, in 1841 (File 76) - Box 14
Sutherland authors - research material and correspondence relating to writers in the Sutherland Shire, Sydney, 1994 (File 77) - Box 14
Copies of Canberra-Monaro Searchlight (1981) and National Southern Cross (1982-1983) (File 78) - Box 14
Copies of the journal of the Sydney Technical High School, 1992-1994 (File 79) - Box 15
Australia-Japan Society of New South Wales newsletters (1976) and a copy of The Daily Chinese Herald, 1997, commemorating Hong Kong's return to China (File 80) - Box 15
Newsletters and papers relating to the Australian French Association of Professional and Technical Specialists (AFSA), 1973-1987 (File 81) - Box 15
Uniform, comprising shorts, T-shirt and cap, worn by a crew member of the replica of the Endeavour (File 81a) - Folio-Box 1
Biographical cuttings relating to Duyker, 1984-2000 (File 82) - Box 15
Meteorological statistics and notes on cyclones relating to Rodriguez (a member of the Mascarene Islands group along with Mauritius and Réunion) originally compiled by Alfred North-Coombes (File 83) - Box 15
A copy of Studies in Santal medicine and connected folklore: Part III: how the Santals live, P.O. Bodding, Calcutta, 1940 (File 84) - Box 15
Report on the condition of the Sonthals of Birbhum, Bankura, Midnapore and North Balasore, M.C. McAlpin, Calcutta, 1909. Microfilm copy from the India Office Library and Records, London (Item 85) - Box 15
Miscellaneous correspondence, brochures, booklets, articles and newspaper cuttings relating to Mauritius, 1968-1993 (File 86-91) - Box 16
Australia-Mauritius newsletters and flyers, 1992-2000. Includes copies of Le Didgeridoo and Le Flamboyant. (File 92) - Box 16
Mauritius tourism statistics (File 93) - Box 17
Mauritian clubs in Canberra (File 94) - Box 17
Mauritian Ministry of Foreign Affairs - circulars and invitations, 1995-1997 (File 95) - Box 17
Australian Mauritian Research Group - correspondence relating to family history research, 1982-2000. (See also item 19) (File 96-98) - Box 17
Correspondence (1979-1990) of Jim Cowan, Chair of the Branch Livery Committee of the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators (Australian) Region (File 99) - Box 17
Photocopies and notes (including translations from Japanese by Susan Duyker) of papers relating to the Japan-Australia Society, 1927-1940. Originals held in the Library of Congress (?), G5370 Japanese Archives Roll S-319 (File 100) - Box 18
Presbyterian Ladies College, Croydon, New South Wales - correspondence and ephemera, 1966-1976. Includes correspondence with Freda Whitlam, copies of the school newsletter -Shmate- and copies of Parents and Friends newsletters. The school was attended by Duyker's wife Susan née Wade (File 101-103) - Box 18
Miscellaneous ephemera (see packet for full list). Includes (File 104) - Box 18

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

Miscellaneous ephemera (see packet for full list). Includes (File 105) - Box 18

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

The Samoan times, September 1970 (Apia and Pago Pago editions) (File 106) - Box 19
Miscellaneous theatre programs, 1947-1999. (See full list in packet 107) (File 107-110) - Box 19
Australian Youth Choir - correspondence and ephemera, 1992-1993. (Note: newsletters of the AYC are held in the General Collection of the Library) (File 113) - Box 19
Original copy of The home news for Australia: a summary of European intelligence, No. 682, Friday December 9, 1887 (File 111) - Folio-Box 1
Original copy of The Queen, the lady's newspaper, January 19, 1884-June 28, 1884 (File 112) - Folio-Box 1

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