Henry Gordon Memorial bowling tournament
FOR the third year running, a memorial bowling tournament has been held to honour the legacy of Henry Gordon, a descendant of the Barkindji and Ngemba Nations.
Mr Gordon started his bowling career in Brewarrina, before playing at the West Dubbo and Railway Bowling Clubs when he moved to Dubbo.
He was well-known as a skilled player who displayed a high degree of sportsmanship both on and off the green. Fittingly, he was on the green just the day before his passing on May 16, 2016. His posthumous induction into the NSW Bowls Indigenous Hall of Fame cemented his legacy within the sport.
Gordon’s memorial tournament was held at Dubbo Railway Bowling Club on Saturday, November 24. The two teams – the Indigenous All Stars and the Flying Stars – were Indigenous people representative of the first nations within the Western footprint, and non-indigenous bowlers from the same region.
All money raised on the day was donated to The Heart Foundation. Indigenous All Stars on the mats Getting ready to play
Dick Jeffries, Andrew Reynolds, Kayla Gordon, Warren Towney, Willy Gordon, Elsie Gordon, Craig Biles, Bobbie-jane Gordon and Bob Gordon
Henry’s son Willy Gordon gives the Acknowledgement of Country
Together we stand
A friendly game