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Mick McLean Mick McLean i(A14309 works by) (a.k.a. Mick McLean Irinjili; Mick McLean Irinyili)
Born: Established: ca. 1888 Simpson Desert, Far North South Australia, South Australia, ; Died: Ceased: Aug 1977 Port Augusta, Port Augusta area, Mid North South Australia, South Australia,
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Wangganguru people ; Aboriginal Aranda people
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Mick McLean was born around 1888 at the Pirlakaya well in the central Simpson Desert. He had a deep and broad-ranging knowledge of the Aboriginal mythology, songs, and languages of the north-east region of South Australia. McLean was the brother of Topsy McLean and a relation of Maudie Naylon Akawiljika (qq.v.).

For eight years (ca.1920-1928), McLean was a police tracker, based in Adelaide with the South Australian police. He also spent many years as head stockman on Stuart Creek Station.

(Source: Dixon and Duwell (eds) The Honey-Ant Men's Love Song and Other Aboriginal Song Poems, 1990)

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