Gordon Marshall is an Aboriginal man and a freemason.
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.
Whatever happened to the “space ship” that once stood at the entrance to Willeton’s Burren Dah estate?
Originally 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.
Rod Garlett is an Aboriginal artist from the Avon Valley, and I interviewed him for this Artsource story.
His signature style incorporates river sand from his family’s sacred dreaming place.
I was lucky enough to accompany Rod and take some pictures while he visited the site.
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