Listen To Older Voices : Wyn Wilson – Part 1

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Listen To Older Voices : Wyn Wilson – Part 1 Welcome to Listen To Older Voices,  
a program produced by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through 
the Toorak Times and Tagg.

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 principle 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 another wonderful Golden Moment Repeat program, where we have dipped into our vault of treasured memories and retrieved a story from the archives that we believe deserves being repeated for those who may have missed it the first time. The story of Wyn Wilson was first aired in October 2004 when I sat down with the then 77-year old Wyn.

Wyn was born in South Africa and lived there for many years before migrating to Australia. She talks about her early years as a young white girl in a white run country that was the home of black Africans. Scholastically inclined she won a scholarship to university but Wyn also had other attributes. You see she was also very musically inclined and passed her music teaching exams which seemingly opened her world up even more.

However it is her story of working with young black children in a welfare capacity that is particularly interesting, for this was a period when apartheid was at its height. Her story about her grandfather, who was the President of the New Republic of Natal is also of considerable interest.

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

Rob Greaves

I have been with the Toorak Times since April 2012. I worked as Senior Editor of the Toorak Times until 2023, when I retired. I now work as a special features contributor for both the Toorak Times and Tagg. I've been in the Australian music scene as a musician since 1964, and have worked in radio and TV and newspapers (when they were actually printed on paper) as well as working in the film industry, as the Film Unit manager on Homicide for several years. I also have extensive experience in audio production and editing.

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