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  • Title
    Queen Gooseberry's rum mug, [183-?]
  • Call number
    R 252
    Status: On display - The Collectors’ Gallery, Case 1, Shelf 14
  • Level of description
  • Date

  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
  • Physical Description
    1 mug - bronze - 9 cm. base diameter, 9 cm. height, 13 cm. height with handle extended, one hole near upper rim

    Cora Gooseberry (ca. 1777-1852), also known as 'Queen Gooseberry', was an Aboriginal woman, the daughter of Moorooboora (Maroubra), a leader of the Murro-ore-dial clan, south of Port Jackson, Sydney, and the wife of Bungaree, a prominent Kuringgai man who was designated ‘Chief of the Broken Bay Tribe’ by Governor Lachlan Macquarie. She was a well-known Sydney identity who, after the death of her husband in 1830, continued to participate in colonial life, attending events at Government House and providing information on Aboriginal culture and history.

    Australian Dictionary of Biography. (accessed 18 February 2020)
  • Scope and Content
    Bronze mug, welded down one side and welded base, with semi-circular handle attached with pins to upper edge
  • Source
    Bequeathed by David Scott Mitchell
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • General note

    Digital order no:Album ID : 823693
    See Reminiscences of David Scott Mitchell by Fred Wymark at Am 121/2/1 p. 21 for Wymark's account of this mug.
  • Date note

    Approximate date from period of greatest recognition by the colonists
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