Daryl Tarte is the fourth generation of his family to live in Fiji. After education in Melbourne, he worked for a number of years on the family estates on Taveuni. He became an executive in the Fiji sugar industry in 1968 before retiring in 1999 to devote more time to travel, corporate activities and writing. He has contributed to many Fijian magazines and is author of three historical novels about the Pacific, one biography of the late President of Fiji, one coffee table book about Fiji and co-editor of 20th Century Fiji: People Who Shaped the Nation.
Daryl has been happily married to Jacqueline for 57 years. They live in Suva and spend as much time as possible with the fifth and sixth generations of the family. He is an avid golfer and gardener.