Introduced Photography into Geological Work - Richard Daintree

Richard Daintree was born in 1832 and was a member of the Geological Survey of Victoria 1854-56, as a field surveyor. He moved to Queensland in 1864, became the first Government Geologist of Northern Queensland 1868-70, and was Queensland's Agent-General in London 1868-70. His knowledge led to the opening of many Queensland gold fields. An accomplished photographer, he introduced the use of photography into geological work. The Daintree River and Daintree Rainforest in North Queensland are named after him.