Listen To Older Voices : Anita Monk – Part 3


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.

 In this the final part of the story of Anita Monk,  we share in her story of the trials and tribulations of getting Wrokdown started and keeping it going.

Anita – Wrockdown producer (Left) and Wendy Stappleton – Wrockdown Presenter (Right)

During it’s many years as a TV program, just about everybody who was anybody in the music industry appeared, with Mike Rudd of Spectrum/Murcepts as her first guest and, some of the amazing people who appeared included Johnny Chester, Normie Rowe and Keith Potger from the Seekers.

She shares the reason for the demise of Wrokdown TV and how and why Wrokdown radio came into being.

But there is more to this amazing woman and Anita shares her thoughts on some of the social issues that give her concern. Colin the dog makes his farewell appearance during part 3, and we finish the program with a song written and performed by Anita.

Anita with Colin

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]