He’s a Mason Master 22/8/2012

Gordon Marshall is an Aboriginal man and a freemason.

From The Koori Mail 22 August 2012 Photo - Geoff Vivian

From The Koori Mail 22 August 2012 Photo – Geoff Vivian

He has been Worshipful Master of The Derby Lodge seven times, and is now the Worshipful Master of Roebuck Lodge in Broome.

He appeared this week as a guest on The Mary G Show, where the “hostess with the mostest” congratulated him.

Anyhow, this was a good opportunity to share a Koori Mail story I wrote two years ago.


Iconic flying saucer in mothballs – 12/12/2008

Whatever happened to the “space ship” that once stood at the entrance to Willeton’s Burren Dah estate?

willetonfuturo - Examiner 2008 12 12Originally acting as a sales office for the estate, it later served as the subdivision’s entry statement.

It featured on a Jebediah album cover, and in its later days was said to be the site of some late night teenage parties.

When I tracked it down in 2008 it was lying in bits in someone’s backyard. The site’s then occupant, Dennis Jensen MHR, claimed no knowledge of its whereabouts.

Originally published in The Examiner 12 December 2008 p 9.