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The Ettamogah family was born in the late 1950's when cartoonist Ken Maynard published a series of cartoons in The  Australasian Post.

‘The Ettamogah Mob’ cartoons, an iconic series of weekly cartoons,  were published in the national magazine for nearly 50 years

As a boy Ken would cycle around a water hole called Ettamogah, an Aboriginal word meaning 'place of good drink'. This struck Ken as an ideal name for a pub and this led to the infamous Ettamogah cartoons which encapsulate the essence of Australian larrikinism.

The Ettamogah Pub, is one of many family friendly establishments in Australia or ‘Downunder’ as folks like to call it.

You are invited to come walkabout, discover a slice of Australian history, join the mob at one of our terrific Ettamogah venues and meet the rest of the Ettamogah family."


The Ettamogah Group was founded in 1994 by Managing Director, Leigh O’Brien. After observing first hand the popularity and public recognition generated by Ken Maynard’s cartoons, Leigh O'Brien acquired all intellectual property rights to the concept including the library of over 1500 cartoons, concepts and artwork.

After acquiring the Ettamogah Pub Mob rights, Leigh O'Brien has turned these iconic characters into a multi-faceted enterprise that includes company owned and franchised themed restaurants, pub venues, merchandise and animation production.