Listen To Older Voices : Anita Monk – Part 2


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 the second part of the 3-part program on the Life and   Times of Anita Monk.

Anita’s story continues this week and she shares how, after the   position she had with the Australian band Goanna came to an   end, she returned to working in cover bands and in duo’s. But it   is also time for her to really start to stretch herself and starts   writing and recording her own material.

Anita on stage

Her music experiences don’t stop there as we listen to her stories of her experiences as a roadie and a singer in her own right including fronting her own band – Teachers Pet.






Anita in Teachers Pet


But it is during this program that Anita talks extensively about one of the most unique TV programs produced – Wrokdown TV. Anita shares the reasons she conceptualised the program and how she became the program producer, largely funding it from her own resources.

Part of Wrokdown’s reason for being was to give exposure to Aussie artists who were being largely forgotten by mainstream radio in the 90’s onward, and she laments the lack of opportunities for the many talented Aussie musicians from the 60’s onward, who were still writing & recording new material but getting no exposure.

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 

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