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Biographical entry Daintree, Richard (1832 - 1878)

CMG

Born
13 December 1832
Hemingford Abbots, Huntingdonshire, England
Died
20 June 1878
Beckenham, Kent, England
Occupation
Geologist

Summary

Richard Daintree was a member of the Geological Survey of Victoria in 1854-56 and 1858-64, the first Government Geologist of Northern Queensland 1868-70, Agent-General for Queensland, and an accomplished photographer. He is commemorated by the Daintree River and Daintree Rainforest in North Queensland.

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Events

1851
Education - Educated at the University of Cambridge, UK
1852 - 1854
Career position - Gold prospector in Victoria
1854 - 1856
Career position - Geological Survey of Victoria
1857
Education - Assaying and metallurgy studies at the Royal School of Mines Laboratory, UK
1858 - 1864
Career position - Geological Survey of Victoria
1864 - 1868
Career position - Resident partner with William Hann in pastoral properties in North Queensland
1868 - 1870
Career position - First Government Geologist of Northern Queensland
1871
Career position - Commissioner in charge of Queensland's contribution to the 1871 Exhibition of Art and Industry, London
1872 - 1876
Career position - Agent-General for Queensland
1878
Award - Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Microfilm Collection, MS 067; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Fryer Library and Department of Special Collections, University of Queensland

  • Richard Daintree - Records, 1868 - 1870; Fryer Library and Department of Special Collections, University of Queensland. Details

John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland

  • Richard Daintree - Records, c. 1831 - 1963, OM70-39; John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland. Details
  • Richard Daintree - Records, API 02; John Oxley Library, Manuscripts and Business Records Collection, State Library of Queensland. Details

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Clarke Family - Records, 1797 - 1954, ML MSS 368; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • William Branwhite Clarke - Records, 1846 - 1877, ML MSS 141; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • William Branwhite Clarke - Records, 1827 - 1951, ML MSS 454; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • William Branwhite Clarke - Records, 1827 - 1951, ML MSS 490; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Private hands (Clarke, E.)

  • Richard Daintree - Records, 1864 - 1872; Private hands (Clarke, E.). Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Richard Daintree - Records, 1860 - 1870, MS 10038; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Bolton, G. C., Richard Daintree, a Photographic Memoir, Brisbane, 1965. Details

Book Sections

  • Bolton, G. C., 'Daintree, Richard (1832-1878), geologist and photographer', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 4, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1972, pp. 1-2. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A040001b.htm. Details
  • Bolton, Geoffrey, 'Richard Daintree, 1832-1878', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details

Journal Articles

  • Mozley, Ann, 'Richard Daintree; first government geologist of Northern Queensland', Queensland Heritage, vol. 1, no. 2, 1965. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.