Molony, John

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Molony, John Gender: M
born on 15 April 1927 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )
Place Melbourne, Australia, 37s49, 144e58
Timezone AEST h10e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 24°14' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 03°01 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 17°19'


Australian author and ecclesiastic, a Roman Catholic Priest.

His family suffered throughout the depression, but his father gave him his love for poetry and literature, his religion and his Irish heritage. John was sent to Catholic boys' schools and a visit to the Vatican confirmed his religious vocation. He subsequently left the priesthood and married. The author of over 20 books, he has had a career as an academic with his credentials including positions as: Professor of History and Manning Clark Professor of Australian History at the Australian National University, Canberra, Keith Cameron Professor of Australian History at University College, Dublin and Foundation Research Professor of the

Australian Catholic University and Visiting Fellow,Australian Dictionary of Biography, at the Australian National

University. His "I Am Ned Kelly" first published in 1980 and then in 2001 is considered one of the foremost pieces on the famous outlaw.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1980 ("I Am Ned Kelly")
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 2004 (Autobiography)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes his autobiography "Luther's Pine" (Canberra: Pandanus, 2004), p. 3.


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (College level professor)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Former Roman Catholic Priest)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction