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The final move

Dr David Goodall’s life has been one of teaching, learning and discovery. Now the 104-year-old academic has departed on the last journey he will ever make.

  • Charlotte Hamlyn
  • ABC

As a group of family and friends gathers on a busy Wednesday afternoon in the departure hall of Perth Airport, it could be mistaken for just your regular farewell.

The Final Move 1a LLLLThe group clusters around a frail-looking man in a wheelchair, smiling, sharing a joke and a hug, as he prepares to board his flight.

But at this farewell, there will be no coming home. David Goodall is going to die.

At the age of 104, and with a body that refuses to give up, he has made the decision to travel to Switzerland to end a…

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