Edward Duyker Biography
Edward Duyker was born to a father from the Netherlands and a mother from Mauritius. 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. He attended St Joseph’s School, Malvern, Victoria and completed his secondary studies at De La Salle College, Malvern. After undergraduate studies at La Trobe University, he was a doctoral candidate at the University of Melbourne (where he also studied Bengali language), and 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. In the course of field-research in West Bengal, he lost 20 kilograms in weight through dysentery and malnutrition – an ordeal he recounted in article ‘The Word in the Field’.
Edward Duyker is a famous Historian, who was born on March 21, 1955 in Australia.
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Edward Duyker (born 21 March 1955) is an Australian historian, biographer and author born in Melbourne.
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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.”
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). 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.”
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Duyker was recruited by the Australian Department of Defence in Canberra in early 1981 and eventually worked in the Joint Intelligence Organization. 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.
Nature’s Argonaut (1998), 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), With his mother Maryse Duyker he published the first English translation of the journal of the explorer Bruny d’Entrecasteaux in 2001. 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. Citizen Labillardière (2003), Duyker’s biography of the naturalist Jacques Labillardière, won the General History Prize among the New South Wales Premier’s History Awards.
Between 1996 and 2002 he served as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Mauritius in New South Wales.
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Since 1985, Duyker has written more than 90 entries for the bilingual Dictionnaire de Biographie Mauricienne/Dictionary of Mauritian Biography published on his mother’s native island. In November 2017, he was made an honorary member of the Société d’Histoire de l’Ile Maurice, in recognition of these contributions and for his books on the history of the Mauritians in Australia, Mauritian Heritage and Of the Star and the Key, Duyker has also written a number of pioneering monographs on the Dutch in Australia, and co-authored Molly and the Rajah (1991) * 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),* dealing with the life of Emily Skinner on the nineteenth-century Victorian gold fields.
Using the Dutch and French linguistic resources of his family, he edited The Discovery of Tasmania (1992) which brought together all known journal extracts from the first two European expeditions to Van Diemen’s Land. An Officer of the Blue (1994), Duyker’s biography of the explorer Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne was 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).
In 1995 Paul Brunton described Duyker’s (and Per Tingbrand’s) Daniel Solander: Collected Correspondence (1995) as ‘a major contribution to textual scholarship’.