Doolan, John Kevin Raphael (AA 632)

John Kevin Raphael Doolan

Born: 14 June 1927, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Died: 1995

John Kevin Raphael Doolan, known as Jack, served in the Royal Australian Navy as well as serving two terms as an Australian Labor Party Member of the Legislative Assembly for Victoria River, Northern Territory. Between his military and political careers, Doolan worked as a Patrol Officer. During this time Doolan came into contact with Norman B Tindale and subsequently recorded oral histories with Aboriginal Palm Islanders in Queensland.

The South Australian Museum Archives contains stories, songs and vocabularies recorded at Palm Island from 1963-1964.

Image courtesy of the Northern Territory Library and Information Service: PH0107/0276.