Born: 1826, London, United Kingdom
Died: 10 January 1892, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Knight was an architect and engineer who undertook a range of public service and business positions in Victoria and the Northern Territory. One of his major contributions was in the organisation of exhibitions both internationally and locally. He married Alice Bertrand in 1853 and had three sons and two daughters.
The South Australian Museum Archives contains an album of Australian Aboriginal drawings entitled 'The Dawn of Art: original sketches and drawings by Aboriginal natives of the Northern Territory executed without the aid of a master'. There is also a representation 'one sheet of figures drawn by a native prisoner on the walls of Palmerston Gaol, Northern Territory'.