More than 150 people farewelled aboriginal actor and Korean War veteran Steve Dodd on Monday.
Mr Dodd’s funeral was held on a waterfront reserve at St Georges Basin near the Aloha Caravan Park where he used to live.
The ceremony was conducted by the Salvation Army and included an RSL service and a traditional smoking ceremony as well as many kind words from friends.
Owner of the caravan park, Russell Neville read the eulogy giving those present an insight into Mr Dodd’s younger years from a book passed onto him by one of Mr Dodd’s brothers. (more…)
With great sadness we pass on the news that S. Mullawa Dodd passed away today (10/11/2014). We understand that Mr. Dodd entered the hospital for surgery and developed pneumonia.
Mr Dodd was a true Indigenous pioneer. He was a victim of the “stolen generation”, he served in the Australian Army, he played music and was a magnificent actor.
A memorial will held, as per his wishes, on:
Monday 17th November 2014
Location: On the waterfront at Blackett Park, St Georges Basin – Map
Afterwards at Cooee Hotel, 124 Island Point Road – Map
Steve at IMDB
STEVE MULLAWALLA DODD HONOURED WITH THE JIMMY LITTLE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD