The (Sydney Gazette, 2 Feb 1837) reported that Bridget Riley

an Aboriginal native arrayed in a robe of spotless white, which contrasted strongly with her skin, was charged with having suffered from the influence of ‘bool’: she stated that she sat down [lived] at Broken Bay, to which place she was ordered to betake herself with all speed, and not be again seen drunk in the streets of Sydney.

(As well as a traditional intoxicant, water used to flush out empty rum barrels and given to Koories was also known as ‘bull’). (Sydney Gazette, 2 Feb 1837)

  • Banksia for making Bool ('Bull') to drink