Photograph - Bush Campsite
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Daintree was a partner in pastoral and prospecting ventures in the Burdekin region of north Queensland in the mid-1860s. He was responsible for opening up goldfields in the late 1860s in north Queensland, and headed up the Queensland geological survey from 1868-1870. Throughout his time in Queensland he took many photographs of the landscape and geology of the state. Some of these images were used in International Exhibitions, six of which Daintree oversaw himself. Overseas exhibitions were a form of “propaganda and education”, allowing Queensland to promote the state and sell our resources. Taken in often difficult conditions using the cumbersome wetplate photographic process, this and other photographs by Daintree provide a vivid picture of early European settlement in Queensland.
Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.