The Daintree region, which includes the Daintree National Park and the Daintree River, was originally home to the aboriginal people of the Kuku Yalanji tribe who lived in small camps scattered along the banks of creeks and rivers.
The Daintree River was only discovered by Europeans in 1873 and their first settlement, Daintree Village, was the base for European and Chinese settlers attracted by the discovery of gold, the potential for tin and mineral mining and the logging of stunning red cedar.
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