'The Australian' newspaper reports that Queen Gooseberry, wife of Bungaree, attends a party at Government House, wearing her straw hat, a 'new pink robe of very curious workmanship' with 'the order of her tribe in the form of a crescent, suspended by a brass chain from her ebony neck'.

  • Gooseberry and Kitten's breast plates
  • View of Sydney from St Leonards, 1843 by Conrad Martens, courtesy of State Library NSW


In exchange for flour and tobacco, Gooseberry takes Angas and the police commissioner on a tour of Aboriginal rock carvings at North Head. Though at first very reluctant to go, she tells them all that she had heard her father say about the places where 'dibble dibble walk about', an inference that he had been a koradji or clever man from that region. (Australian Dictionary of Biography)

The Botany Bay Koori Mahroot gives evidence to a parliamentary committee. (see stories)