listen to older voices: pasquale colodonato – part 1

Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg

This is Part 1 of a 3-part Golden Moment repeat program featuring the Life and Times of Pasquale Colodonato.

When originally recorded in 2010 Pasquale was 74 years of age and he provided us with with an insight into a lifestyle that is rapidly passing – an insight into the life of a rural Italian family in a rural Italian village.

This part of his story covers the period both before and during the Second World War. It starts with his recollections of his life as a 6 year old boy working as a young shepherd, often sleeping in rough huts in the hills as he took care of the flock with his Marmeema dogs, protecting the sheep from wolves.

listen to older voices: pasquale colodonato – part 1
A Marmeema sheep dog


For him, they were great days interrupted by the war. As a result of the war he lost his father, he lost his home and he lost his way of life! Yet at wars end something remarkable happens that brings pride to his mother and an amazing future for Pasquale.

Settle back and listen to his story.


Click to hear – Pasquele Colodanato – Part 1



Previous Listen To Older Voices Programs can be found in our archive, by clicking on one link or the other

2012 to 2016   

 –  2016 onward 

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[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government 
through the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]