John Connolly

Johnny Connolly - Gartchuka of the Mukjarawaint.
Born to an Irish Digger 'John Connolly' and a Mukjarawaint woman 'Yirani Gartchuka-gurk'.
John Connolly was Howitt's primary (and only) Mukjarawaint informant, he is also the only person to have given information pertaining to Bunjils Cave prior to it's 'discovery' by Europeans.
In a case not dissimilar to Irrinyili (Mick Mclean) analysis of Arrente songs recorded by Strehlow, Connolly provided analysis of Edward Stone Parker's DjaDja wurrung material for Howiit.
Connolly worked as a Stock-man and traveled to Wellington, Adelaide, Hamilton and Guichen Bay.
John Connolly had a cross cousin named George, George is a Wurant.
John Connolly died at Rama-yuck and is buried in the Rama-yuck Cemetery.

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