Henry Gor­don Me­mo­rial bowl­ing tour­na­ment

Dubbo Photo News - - Sport - By DARCEE NIXON

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

Greg Mce­wan

To­gether we stand

A friendly game

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