Image: Breastplate - Cora Gooseberry

Breastplate - Cora Gooseberry

This is the breastplate presented to the Aboriginal woman Cora Gooseberry. The inscription reads 'GOOSEBERRY' with 'Queen of Sydney to South Head' engraved underneath. It is made from hand-beaten brass, crescent-shaped with a hole at each apex. Both apexes are engraved with a fish, possibly a goatfish, shown attached to a fish hook. The centre is engraved with a five pointed coronet with two sprigs of foliage below it. It measures 9.8 cm by 4.7 cm.


Paul Ovenden
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