John Donoghue is aaward-winning New Zealand musician best known for his associations with a long list of NZ folk and rock bands.

The "Timberjack Donoghue Project" is a platform for his own original compositions.

The first of his original songs to be recorded and released as "Timberjack Donoghue" was the hit single "Dahli Mohammed" on the Ode (NZ) label in 1972. This became a finalist in New Zealand's "Loxene Golden Disc Awards" (see Compilations)

The following year, while a guitarist in NZ rockband The Human Instinct, he recorded an album of original folkrock songs for Ode entitled "Spirit of Pelorus Jack," which won "New Zealand Album of the Year Award."

In 1975 he released another critically-acclaimed album of original songs for Ode ("Timberjack Donoghue") after which he retired from his solo recording career and returned to his life as a working musician (see History Section)

In 2010 he returned to the Timberjack Donoghue Project by staging the first of what has now become an annual concert showcasing his original repertoire. These live performances take place on the Wakastage at Waitangi Treaty Grounds, Bay of Islands, New Zealand, each Waitangi Day. (Feb 6th) (see History: Chapter 4 part 4) 

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


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