Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.
Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.
This is part 1 of a 3-part program featuring the Life & Times of 80 year old Jim Walker. We follow Jim’s life from his earliest memories of being bought up in the Melbourne suburb of Camberwell and through his recollections we also get to know Jim’s father.
Jim is a very independent person and while he never actually says as much, his stories and his persona speak for him. We begin to understand the nature of this independence as we learn he lived a pretty isolated life when the family moved from Camberwell to a farm, which had no kids nearby. He gains an apprenticeship, which in turn leads to a 55 year career as an industrial electrician.
Click to hear Jim Walker – Part 1