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Papers of Edward Duyker, 1698-2011 [manuscript]
Bib ID 1391827
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Duyker, Edward, 1955-
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Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1698-2011] 
6.24 m. (35 boxes) + 2 fol. boxes + 1 carton. 

MS 9061 comprises mainly correspondence, research material and drafts relating to the compilation of Duyker's publications. There are 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's Recueil de reseignements sur les familles de Lile Maurice, 1945, containing genealogical notes on 3000 Mauritian families. There is also correspondence between Bell, Regnard & Co., Melbourne, and Pipon, Bell & Co., Mauritius (1853-1855), concerning the importation of Mauritian sugar. A copy of Duyker's PhD thesis Tribal guerillas : the Santals of West Bengal and the Naxalite movement and associated research material is also included (19 boxes, 2 fol. boxes).

The Acc11.016 instalment comprises research material, and Duyker's publications on Mauritius, including photographs, photocopied book extracts and correspondence. Additional research notes relating to other topics of interest, including French maritime history (6 boxes).

The Acc12.070 instalment comprises research notes, files, and correspondence associated with Duyker's biography of Daniel Solander, the Swedish naturalist on Cook's Endeavour, and the collected correspondence of Daniel Solander. The early research material is comprised of photocopies of original material held elsewhere. Various notes relating to other research interests, including photographs relating to Bryan Barnard and Marjorie 'Marja' Barnard, Linnaeus papers, and other material relating to the Endeavour (10 boxes, 1 carton).


Historian. Teaching fellow, Humanities Dept. Griffith University, Brisbane 1981-1983. Chairperson Australian Mauritian Research Group 1983-. Duyker's publications include: The Dutch in Australia (1987), Of the star and the key: Mauritius, Mauritians and Australia (1988), Officer of the blue : Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne, south sea explorer, 1724-1772 (1994); Daniel Solander: collected correspondence 1753-1782 (1995) and A woman on the goldfields : recollections of Emily Skinner, 1854-1878 (1995).


Manuscript reference no.: MS 9061, MS Acc11.016, MS Acc12.070.

Related Material Associated materials: Oral history interview with Edward Duyker is held in National Library of Australia, Oral History Section, ORAL TRC 3101. 
Index/Finding Aid Note Finding aid (9 p.) available in the Special Collections Reading Room and online at: 
Subjects Duyker, Edward, 1955- -- Archives.  |  Solander, Daniel Charles, 1733-1782.  |  Marion Du Fresne, M.-J. (Marc-Joseph)  |  Bell, Regnard and Co. -- Archives.  |  Pipon, Bell and Co. -- Archives.  |  Historians -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Mauritians -- Australia -- History.  |  Dutch -- Australia -- History.  |  Mauritius -- Relations -- Australia.  |  Mauritius -- Genealogy.
Time Coverage 1698-2011 
Occupation Historians.
Other authors/contributors Australian Mauritian Research Group
Terms of Use Copying of Edward Duyker's copyright material permitted for research purposes. 


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