Trib­utes flow in for Mar­shall

Cockburn Gazette - - SPORT -

TRIB­UTES from both sides of pol­i­tics are flow­ing in af­ter the death of Arthur Mar­shall last week at the age of 83.

Born in Fre­man­tle and ed­u­cated at Wes­ley Col­lege, Mr Mar­shall’s long and di­verse ca­reer in­cluded ten­nis player and coach, foot­baller, me­dia com­men­ta­tor and mem­ber of par­lia­ment.

He al­ways claimed his pas­sion was foot­ball.

In 1958, he estab­lished the Arthur Mar­shall Ten­nis Academy and in later life be­came a sports com­men­ta­tor for the Seven Net­work.

Mr Mar­shall first con­tested a seat in the 1990 Fre­man­tle by-elec­tion, win­ning the pri­mary vote over La­bor can­di­date Jim McGinty but lost af­ter pref­er­ences.

He won Mur­ray from Keith Read in 1993 but in 1994 the seat was abol­ished af­ter a re­dis­tri­bu­tion of bound­aries and he was elected to the new seat of Dawesville in 1996.

He was re-elected in 2001 and re­tired in 2005.

Last year he launched his mem­oir, Never a Dull Mo­ment.

Man­durah MLA David Tem­ple­man first met Mr Mar­shall in 1992 when he was the La­bor can­di­date for Man­durah in the 1993 State Elec­tion and Mr Mar­shall was the can­di­date for Mur­ray.

“Arthur went on to win his seat and I lost, but when I won a seat on Man­durah City Coun­cil in 1994 he was the first to con­grat­u­late me,’’ he said.

“He did the same in 2001 when I was elected to State Par­lia­ment.

Mr Tem­ple­man said Mr Mar­shall made a won­der­ful con­tri­bu­tion to Man­durah and the Peel re­gion as Mem­ber for Dawesville.

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Arthur Mar­shall.

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