Joseph Gooburra (Goubra, Goodbra) dies

Death of Joseph Gooburra (Goubra, Goodbra) in hospital. Joe is the last known man born to traditional parents who left surviving offspring. Of all of his 13 children, only one survives him. She marries an Aboriginal man believed to be the grandson of convict Lampet Saunders at the Hawkesbury River. Gooburra is the last known “full blood” from the Hawkesbury-Hunter ranges to undergo traditional male initiation. (Mathews, 1897, The Burbung of the Darkinung Tribes; Ford, 135).