Banfield, E. J. (Edmund James) (1852-1923)

Also known as
Banfield, E. J. (1852-1923)
Banfield, Edmund James (1852-1923)
BeachcomberRob Krusoe (1852-1923)
Field of activity
Author; Naturalist
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Biographies

Edmund James Banfield (1852-1923), author and naturalist, was born on 4 September 1852 at Toxteth Park, Liverpool, England, son of Jabez Walter Banfield (1820-1899), printer, and his wife Sarah Ann,...

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Edmund James Banfield lived on Dunk Island 1897-1923. He kept an erratic diary of nature observations, which he used as the basis for articles and books. His most famous work was "The Confessions of a Beachcomber" (published London, 1908).

Born Toxteth Park, Liverpool, England, 4 September 1852. Died Dunk Island, 2 June 1923. Reporter and printer's assistant, "Ararat Advertiser" (his father's newspaper); Melbourne "Age" and Sydney "Daily Telegraph" 1870s; reporter and sub-editor, "Townsville Daily Bulletin" 1882-97; retired because of ill health to Dunk Island, where he corresponded with naturalists all over the world, and wrote books and articles, including articles for North Queensland newspapers and "Queensland Geographical Journal".

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On the arrival of the steamer Innisfail at Townsville on June 6 from the North, Captain Robertson reported the death of Mr. Edmund James Banfield, at Dunk Island, at 1 o'clock on Saturday afternoon,...

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Banfield, Edmund James
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. 'The Beachcomber' and His Tropic Isle
    Barrett, C.
    Published: 1923
    Series: Australian Museum Magazine, October
  3. Banfield, Edmund James (1852-1923), author and naturalist
    Bonnin, Margriet R.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1979
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 7, 165-166
  4. E. J. Banfield of Dunk Island
    Published: State Library of Queensland, 2002

Resources by E. J. Banfield (33)

  1. The confessions of a beachcomber : scenes and incidents in the career of an unprofessional beachcomber in tropical Queensland / by E.J. Banfield ; with an introduction by A.H. Chisholm
    Banfield, E. J. (Edmund James), 1852-1923
    [ Book : 1908-1991 ]
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    At 57 libraries
    The confessions of a beachcomber : scenes and incidents in the career of an unprofessional beachcomber in tropical Queensland / by E.J. Banfield ; with an introduction by A.H. Chisholm
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 76.769)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 76.769)

  2. The confessions of a beachcomber / E.J. Banfield
    Banfield, E. J. (Edmund James), 1852-1923
    [ Book, Audio book : 1908-2006 ]
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    The confessions of a beachcomber / E.J. Banfield
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 68.135)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 68.135)

  3. A different drummer : the story of E.J. Banfield, the beachcomber of Dunk Island / by Michael Noonan
    Noonan, Michael, 1921-2000
    [ Book, Audio book : 1983-1986 ]
    At 58 libraries
    A different drummer : the story of E.J. Banfield, the beachcomber of Dunk Island / by Michael Noonan
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 63.506)

  4. My tropic isle / by E.J. Banfield
    Banfield, E. J. (Edmund James), 1852-1923
    [ Book : 1910-2006 ]
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    My tropic isle / by E.J. Banfield
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 54.334)

  5. Last leaves from Dunk Island / E.J. Banfield ; with an introduction by A. H. Chisholm
    Banfield, E. J. (Edmund James), 1852-1923
    [ Book : 1925-2003 ]
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    At 48 libraries
    Last leaves from Dunk Island / E.J. Banfield ; with an introduction by A. H. Chisholm
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 53.092)

  6. The gentle art of beachcombing : a collection of writings / by E.J. Banfield ; edited by Michael Noonan
    Banfield, E. J. (Edmund James), 1852-1923
    [ Book : 1989 ]
    At 25 libraries
    The gentle art of beachcombing : a collection of writings / by E.J. Banfield ; edited by Michael Noonan
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  7. The confessions of a beachcomber : scenes and incidents in the career of an unprofessional beachcomber in tropical Queensland / by E. J. Banfield
    Banfield, E. J. (Edmund James), 1852-1923
    [ Book : 1908-2003 ]
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    The confessions of a beachcomber : scenes and incidents in the career of an unprofessional beachcomber in tropical Queensland / by E. J. Banfield
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 43.938)

  8. Further confessions of the beachcomber / E.J. Banfield ; selected and edited by James G. Porter
    Banfield, E. J. (Edmund James), 1852-1923
    [ Book : 1983 ]
    At 13 libraries
    Further confessions of the beachcomber / E.J. Banfield ; selected and edited by James G. Porter
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 37.634)

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  9. Edmund Banfield's Collection
    Banfield, E. J. (Edmund James), 1852-1923
    [ Unpublished : 1893-1923 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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  10. Tropic days / by E. J. Banfield ... with 37 illustrations
    Banfield, E. J. (Edmund James), 1852-1923.
    [ Book : 1918-2003 ]
    Languages: English;enk, [1 other]
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  1. The confessions of a beachcomber : scenes and incidents in the career of an unprofessional beachcomber in tropical Queensland / by E.J. Banfield ; with an introduction by A.H. Chisholm
    Banfield, E. J. (Edmund James), 1852-1923
    [ Book : 1908-1991 ]
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    The confessions of a beachcomber : scenes and incidents in the career of an unprofessional beachcomber in tropical Queensland / by E.J. Banfield ; with an introduction by A.H. Chisholm
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 76.615)

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  2. The confessions of a beachcomber / E.J. Banfield
    Banfield, E. J. (Edmund James), 1852-1923
    [ Book, Audio book : 1908-2006 ]
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    The confessions of a beachcomber / E.J. Banfield
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  3. A different drummer : the story of E.J. Banfield, the beachcomber of Dunk Island / by Michael Noonan
    Noonan, Michael, 1921-2000
    [ Book, Audio book : 1983-1986 ]
    At 58 libraries
    A different drummer : the story of E.J. Banfield, the beachcomber of Dunk Island / by Michael Noonan
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 63.438)

  4. My tropic isle / by E.J. Banfield
    Banfield, E. J. (Edmund James), 1852-1923
    [ Book : 1910-2006 ]
    Read online at Hathi Trust
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    My tropic isle / by E.J. Banfield
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 54.298)

  5. Last leaves from Dunk Island / E.J. Banfield ; with an introduction by A. H. Chisholm
    Banfield, E. J. (Edmund James), 1852-1923
    [ Book : 1925-2003 ]
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    At 48 libraries
    Last leaves from Dunk Island / E.J. Banfield ; with an introduction by A. H. Chisholm
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 53.066)

  6. The gentle art of beachcombing : a collection of writings / by E.J. Banfield ; edited by Michael Noonan
    Banfield, E. J. (Edmund James), 1852-1923
    [ Book : 1989 ]
    At 25 libraries
    The gentle art of beachcombing : a collection of writings / by E.J. Banfield ; edited by Michael Noonan
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 48.002)

  7. The confessions of a beachcomber : scenes and incidents in the career of an unprofessional beachcomber in tropical Queensland / by E. J. Banfield
    Banfield, E. J. (Edmund James), 1852-1923
    [ Book : 1908-2003 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
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    The confessions of a beachcomber : scenes and incidents in the career of an unprofessional beachcomber in tropical Queensland / by E. J. Banfield
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 43.89)

  8. Further confessions of the beachcomber / E.J. Banfield ; selected and edited by James G. Porter
    Banfield, E. J. (Edmund James), 1852-1923
    [ Book : 1983 ]
    At 13 libraries
    Further confessions of the beachcomber / E.J. Banfield ; selected and edited by James G. Porter
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  9. Edmund Banfield's Collection
    Banfield, E. J. (Edmund James), 1852-1923
    [ Unpublished : 1893-1923 ]
    At State Library of QLD
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 33.675)

  10. [Biographical cuttings on Edmund James Banfield, Dunk Island's Beachcomber, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 27.523)

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  1. TO SUNNY QUEENSLAND The Press Delegation Tour VISIT TO BANFIELD'S GRAVE In a Setting of Tropical Grandeur
    The Henty Observer and Culcairn Shire Register (NSW : 1914 - 1950) Friday 14 August 1936 p 1 Article
    ... buried ? beside her husband. Mr. Banfield was [ born in 1852, and Mrs. Banfield in . 1858. A cairn of ... death of 'The Beachcomber' on that lonely isle. When he died, on the 2nd June, 1923, his wife was the ... 4523 words
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  2. Mrs. E. J. Banfield.
    The Brisbane Courier (Qld. : 1864 - 1933) Tuesday 8 August 1933 p 17 Article
    ... Mrs. E. J. Banfield. The widow of the late Mr. Edmund James Banfield ("The Beachcomber"), the noted ... Central on Sunday. The late Mrs. Bertha Banfield was in her 76th year, and was the only daughter of the ... 234 words
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  3. ISLANDS OF ESCAPE. Edmund Banfield's Story.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Saturday 2 July 1938 p 5 Article Illustrated
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  2. An introduction to mathematical organic chemistry / by J.E. Banfield
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  4. Some reactions of ketimines and acyl ketimines / [by J.E. Banfield]
    Banfield, James Edmund
    [ Thesis : 1948 ]
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