John Donoghue is an award-winning New Zealand Recording Artist best known for his associations with a long list of prominent NZ Folk and Rock bands.

"Timberjack Donoghue" was the name given to the early recordings of his own original material.

These releases were on the Ode Records (NZ) label and notable for containing themes that addressed social and environmental issues.

The first "Timberjack Donoghue" release, the single "Dahli Mohammed" was selected as a finalist in New Zealand's "Loxene Golden Disc Awards" (1972)

In 1973 while a member of "The Human Instinct" - a NZ rockband reknown for its extensive "roll call of ace guitarists"- he released a solo album of original folkrock songs, "Spirit of Pelorus Jack," which won "New Zealand Album of the Year Award" (1973)

In 1975 he recorded a second album of original material for Ode ("Donoghue") before retiring from his solo recording career and returning to his life as a working musician.

Since 2010 he has been making annual live concert appearances performing selections of his original material under the name "Timberjack Donoghue Project."  These concerts take place on the Wakastage at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, each Waitangi Day. (Feb 6th)

This official homesite contains the Timberjack Donoghue story as told in his own words.

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