Johnson, Jack (1868-1943)

Also known as
Johnson, Moolbong
Johnson, Moolbong (1868-1943)
Kiitya (1868-1943)
Field of activity
Aboriginal 'clever man'; song-maker
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Jack (Moolbong) Johnson (c.1868-1943), Aboriginal 'clever man' and song-maker, was born about 1868 and was a Kaliyarrkiyalung—a Wiradjuri man 'from the Lachlan River' in western New South Wales. Jack...

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Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

  • (member of) Wiradjuri people (D10) (NSW SI55-07)
  • (speaker of) Ngiyambaa / Ngemba language (D22) (NSW SH55-10)

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  1. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Biographical Index (ABI) Entries

    Please be aware that some ABI records contain language, words or descriptions which may be considered offensive or distressing. These words reflect the attitude of the period in which the item was written and/or that of its author. Please also be aware that ABI records may contain references to deceased people which may cause sadness or distress.

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  2. Wiradjuri places : The Lachlan River Basin. Vol. 2
    Kabaila, Peter Rimas.
    [p. 69]
    Published: Jamison Centre, ACT : Black Mountain Projects, 1996,

    Summary: Sketch map showing location of tin huts (with some family names) at Condobolin Mission [Willow Bend], ca. 1920s to 1940s; Jack "Moolbong" Johnson, ca. 1930s

    Place: Condobolin (SW NSW SI55-07)

    Language: Wiradjuri people (D10) (NSW SI55-07);

  3. The essence of singing and the substance of song : recent responses to the Aboriginal performing arts and other essays in honour of Catherine Ellis / edited by Linda Barwick, Allan Marett, Guy Tunstillp, 1995
    [p.149.]
    (Sydney : University of Sydney : Oceania monograph no. 46)

    Summary: He was a Wiradjuri man, lamed after falling from a horse. Lived mostly with Ngiyampaa-speaking people. Wrote song about first world war.

    Place: New South Wales (NSW)

    Language: Wiradjuri people (D10) (NSW SI55-07)Ngiyambaa / Ngemba language (D22) (NSW SH55-10);

  4. Yamakarra! : Liza Kennedy and the Keewong mob / compiled and published by Western Heritage Group,
    [page 8,]
    Published: Wilcannia, N.S.W. : Western Heritage Group, 2013,

    Summary: Photograph: "Moolbong Johnson"

    Place: Keewong (NW NSW SI55-01)

  5. Yamakarra! : Liza Kennedy and the Keewong mob / compiled and published by Western Heritage Group,
    [page 154,]
    Published: Wilcannia, N.S.W. : Western Heritage Group, 2013,

    Summary: Photograph: "Mary Burke, Florrie Biggs, Jack Biggs, Moolbong Johnson. " "Carowra Tank"

    Place: Carowra (NW NSW SI55-01)

  6. Yamakarra! : Liza Kennedy and the Keewong mob / compiled and published by Western Heritage Group,
    [page 163,]
    Published: Wilcannia, N.S.W. : Western Heritage Group, 2013,

    Summary: Photograph: "Moolbong Johnson"

    Place: Keewong (NW NSW SI55-01)

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