Marion Sinclair

Australian music teacher and songwriter

Marion Sinclair (1895 – 1988) was an Australian schoolteacher and songwriter. Her song Kookaburra Sits In The Old Gum Tree has achieved worldwide popularity.


  • Kookaburra sits in the old gum tree,
    Merry merry king of the bush is he.
    Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra,
    Gay your life must be!
    • Kookaburra Sits In The Old Gum Tree.

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