Original Signature, Daniel Curdie MD, on part of a form for the British Association for the Advancement of Science, giving his address as Port Phillip, New Holland. 2 x 7 inches, in good condition. 2 July 1851. Uncommon. Dr. Daniel Curdie (1810-1884), Scottish doctor who emigrated to Australia (1839) and became a distinguished botanist. In 1845 he. followed Curdie’s River down to the sea, and the estuary was called Curdie’s Inlet after him. He left for Europe on “Black Thursday” (7th February, 1851), and in Scotland, continuing his studies of sea-weeds, he was so fortunate as to discover a new one. He returned to Melbourne, with a wife, in 1854.