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Daintree's glass plates slideshow

Daintree's glass plates slideshow

The Richard Daintree collection at the National Museum of Australia consists of ten glass photographic plates depicting various people and places in Queensland between 1864 and 1870.

These images portray miners and their families, Aboriginal people and Islander labourers and life in mining settlements and missions. They extend the much larger body of Daintree's work, which tends to focus on landscapes and geological features.

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Reprography by Lannon Harley.