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 program in a 3-part series featuring the Life & Times of Bill Day. Born in 1925 Bill was bought up during the Great Depression and if there was one lesson he learned well, it was the value of hard work. At an early age he was taught basic construction techniques and seemed destined for a lifetimes work in the Construction Industry.
However in this part of his story we learn how it was that he ended up in the Retail Industry. When WWII came along, Bull joined the AIF and shares some wonderful and fascinating stories, including his time as a guard at the Cowra Prison camp, when Japanese POW’s attempted a breakout and he was sent to reinforce the guards on duty.
[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]