Dr Edward Duyker

BA (Hons.) La Trobe University, Ph.D. University of Melbourne; OAM, FAHA
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of French Studies
Chevalier de l'ordre des Palmes académiques, Honorary Professor, Australian Catholic University

A18 - Brennan MacCallum Building
The University of Sydney

Current projects

Researching a biography of the French explorer Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse (1741–c.1788).

Selected Publications


Duyker, E., Dumont d’Urville: Explorer and Polymath, Otago University Press, Dunedin, 2014, pp. 671, ISBN 9781 877578 70 0; University of Hawai’i Press, Honolulu, in press 2015, ISBN 9780824851392.

Duyker, E., Père Receveur: Franciscan, Scientist and Voyager with Lapérouse, Dharawal Publications, Sydney, 2011, pp. 41, ISBN 978-0-9870727-0-2.

Duyker, E., Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne, un marin malouin à la découverte des mers australes, traduction française de Maryse Duyker (avec l'assistance de Maurice Recq et de l'auteur), Les Portes du large, Rennes, 2010, pp. 352, ISBN 978-2-914612-14-2.

Duyker, E., (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.

Duyker, E., François Péron: An Impetuous Life: Naturalist and Voyager, Miegunyah/MUP, Melb., 2006, pp. 349, ISBN 978 0522 85260 8 [winner Frank Broeze Maritime History Prize, 2007].

Duyker, E., 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 [Winner, New South Wales Premier’s General History Prize, 2004].

Duyker, E., & Duyker, M., (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]

Duyker, E., Nature's Argonaut: Daniel Solander 17331782, 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]

Duyker, E., & Tingbrand, P. (ed. & trans), Daniel Solander: Collected Correspondence 17531782, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1995, pp. 466, ISBN 0 522 84636 X. (also published byScandinavian University Press, Oslo, 1995, pp. 466, ISBN 82 00 22454 6)

Duyker, E., (ed.), A Woman on the Goldfields: Recollections of Emily Skinner 18541878, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1995, pp. 129, ISBN 0 522 84652 1.[Spoken word version: RVIB, Melbourne, 2001 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.]

Duyker, E., An Officer of the Blue: Marc-Joseph Marion Dufresne 1724—1772, South Sea Explorer, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1994, pp. 229, ISBN 0 522 84565 7.

Duyker, E., & York, B., 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.

Duyker, E., &Kolenberg, H., The Second Landing: Dutch Migrant Artists in Australia, Erasmus Foundation, Melbourne, 1993, pp. 56, ISBN 0646 135937.

Duyker, E., 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.

Duyker, E., A French Trading Expedition to the Orient: The Voyage of the Montaran17531756, Stockholm University Center for Pacific Asia Studies Working Paper, No.30, August 1992, pp. 20.

Duyker, E., (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.

Duyker, E., & Younger, C., 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]

Duyker, E., Of the Star and the Key: Mauritius, Mauritians and Australia, Australian Mauritian Research Group, Sylvania, 1988, pp. 129, ISBN 09590883 4 2.

Duyker, E., The Dutch in Australia, AE Press, Melbourne, 1987, pp. 181, ISBN 0 86787 215 2.

Duyker, E.,Tribal Guerrillas: The Santals of West Bengal and the Naxalite Movement, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 1987, pp. 201, SBN 19 561938 2.

Duyker, E., (ed.), Mauritian Heritage: An Anthology of the Lionnet, Commins and Related Families, Australian Mauritian Research Group, Ferntree Gully, 1986, pp. 368, ISBN 0 9590883 2 6.


Duyker, E., ‘Prosper Garnot (1794–1838): An Early French Naturalist in New South Wales’, Doryanthes, vol. 7, no. 1, February 2014, pp. 22–26.

Duyker, E., ‘France’s Military Dead in Australia: An Historical Survey’, The French Australian Review (formerly Explorations), no. 56, Australian Winter, 2014, pp. 65–83 (reprinted in Doryanthes, vol. 7, no. 1, November 2014, pp. 10–21).

Duyker, E., ‘George Cookney (1799–1876): Colonial Architect’, Doryanthes, vol. 4, no. 1, February 2011, pp. 14–19.

Duyker, E., ‘An Explorer’s Books: The Library of Dumont d’Urville’, Explorations, no. 49, part ii, December 2010, pp. 66­–81.

Duyker, E., ‘Dumont d’Urville’s Library: The Notarial Inventories’, Explorations, no. 49, part ii, December 2010, pp. 82­121.

Duyker, E., & Low, J., ‘A Church on Pulpit Hill: Unlocking a Blue Mountains Mystery’, Doryanthes, vol. 2, no. 3, August 2009, pp. 33–6.

Duyker, E., ‘Lloyd Rees: Artist and Teacher’, Arts: The Journal of the Sydney University Arts Association, vol. 30, 2008, pp. 34–53.

Duyker, E., ‘Uncovering Jean Piron: In Search of d’Entrecasteaux’s Artist’, Explorations, December 2005 (issued June 2006), pp. 37—45.

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.

Duyker, E., ‘Propagandist, Pamphleteer & Cartographer: The Alexander Dalrymple Holdings’, National Library of Australia News, vol. VIII, No. 4, January 1998, pp. 7—9.

Duyker, E., ‘Josselin and Alexandre Le Corre: Early French Voyagers to Van Diemen's Land and New Holland’, Explorations, no. 13, December 1992, pp. 9—13.

Duyker, E., ‘The First French in Australia: The Soldiers of the Batavia', Explorations, no. 13, December 1992, pp. 3—8.

Duyker, E., ‘The Kashmir Conflict: An Historical Review’, The Indian Ocean Review, vol. 3, no. 4, December 1990, pp. 1—6.

Duyker, E., & Duyker, S., ‘Fernleigh: The Measure of the Past’, Sutherland Shire Historical Society Quarterly Bulletin, no 68, May 1989, pp. 453—8.

Duyker, E., ‘The Origins of the Indo-Pakistan War of 1971: Towards a Reassessment’, Defence Force Journal, no. 66, September/October 1987, pp. 46—52.

Duyker, E., ‘Coutance and the Voyage of the Adèle, Explorations, No. 4, March 1987, pp. 21—25.

Duyker, E., ‘Insurgency and the Tribal Mind: West Bengal's Santal's and the Naxalite Movement’, Asian and African Studies, vol . 18, no. 2, July 1984, pp. 137-159.

Duyker, E., ‘History and Anthropology’, Man in India, vol 64, no. 1, March 1984, pp. 74—81.

Duyker, E., & Linser, R., ‘Nuclear Proliferation and Middle East Strategies’, Arena, No. 63, 1983, pp. 107—137.

Duyker, E., ‘Land Use and Ecological Change in Central NSW’, Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. 69, part 2, September 1983, pp. 120—132.

Duyker, E., ‘The Evolution of Israel's Defence Industries’, Defence Force Journal, no. 38, January-February 1983, pp. 44—61

Duyker, E., ‘Guerrilla Warfare in India: The Naxalbari Uprising, 1967’, Defence Force Journal, No 32, January-February 1982, pp. 16—22.

Duyker, E., ‘Sino-Indian Conflict: 1958-1962’, Defence Force Journal, no. 37, November-December 1982, pp. 6—10.


Duyker, E., ‘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.

Duyker, E., ‘Girardin, Louise (1754–1794)’,Australian Dictionary of Biography, Supplement 1580–1980, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2005, pp. 144–5.

Duyker, E., ‘Huon de Kermadec, Jean-Michel (1748–1793)’,Australian Dictionary of Biography, Supplement 1580–1980, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2005, pp. 192–3.

Duyker, E., ‘Marion Dufresne, Marc-Joseph (1724–1772)’,Australian Dictionary of Biography, Supplement 1580–1980, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2005,pp. 258–9.

Duyker, E., ‘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.

Duyker, E., ‘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.

Duyker, E., [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.

Duyker, E., & Younger, C., ‘Fink, Esme Mary Sorrett (1894—1967)’, in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 14, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1996, pp. 166—7.

Duyker, E., 'The Translator [Willem Siebenhaar]’, in Pelsaert, F The Voyage of the Batavia, Hordern House/Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney, 1994, pp. 62–3.

Duyker, E., ‘The Mauritians in Australia’, The Australian Encyclopaedia, 5th edition, Australian Geographic, Sydney, 1988, Volume 5, pp. 1900—02.

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