All in the family

Dave Goddard with his sons Paul and Drew. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d404790
Dave Goddard with his sons Paul and Drew. Picture: Martin Kennealey www.communitypix.com.au d404790

Dave Goddard, of Como, and his two sons Paul and Drew have all achieved and are about to achieve more success in their chosen artistic fields.

On Thursday, Dave launched his book Hiding Place, which had been two years in the making.

He spent many years in remote Aboriginal communities and decided it was time to share his experiences with the world in a creative and humorous way.

The story shares an insight into these communities and their culture, with a percentage of the profits going to the David Wirrpanda Foundation.

But it is not just Dave making strides. His sons are on the path to international success.

Paul, the actor of the |family, will perform in West Australian playwright Damon Lockwood’s I (Honestly) Love You at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe next month, immediately followed by performances at the New York International Fringe Festival.

Younger brother Drew is a member of the Perth band Karnivool who depart on their Australian tour this week.

The band recently returned from a three-and-a-half week tour of Europe, where they played 14 shows across several countries.

The boys reflected on their childhood, saying it was the love and support from both parents that enabled them to be where they are today.

While the three Goddard men take in their achievements, wife and mum Karen said she could not be more proud of them on what they have accomplished and what still lies ahead.