Queen Cora Gooseberry

Queen Cora Gooseberry is drawn by Charles Rodius as she camps with her family on the footpath outside The Cricketer’s Arms hotel at corner of Pitt and Market Streets Sydney. She is also known as One Eyed Poll and and Onion-head from the way she wore her hair high on her head. She survives her husband Bungaree by 20 years. She makes a living by begging outside the hotel where the publican gives her a room to sleep in. Her (known) children are ‘Miss Diana Bungaree’, Long Dick and Young Bungaree.

  • Queen Gooseberry, courtesy of the National Library of Australia
  • Plaque in honour of Queen Gooseberry, near Bungaree's farm, George's Head