Queen Gooseberry visits Government House

'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