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Saturday, May 28, 2022

Listen To Older Voices : Honorene Olsen – 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.

Welcome to part 2 of the story of Honorene Olson. Born in India in 1939 to European parents and yet isolated from mainstream Indian culture, something she would come to regret in later life, Honorene makes the decision to come to Australia and to continue her work as a Primary School teacher.

After settling into Australian life and marrying, Honorene returns to study at Melbourne University where she gains the qualification necessary to work as a Primary teacher with children with disabilities, work that not only is she good in, but she absolutely loved.

A feature right throughout her story is, that while she may have been a teacher, she never stopped learning herself.


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]
Rob Greaves
I have been with the Toorak Times since April 2012. I work as Senior Editor of the Toorak Times, but I also think of myself as senior contributor. 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 paper ), serious experience in audio editing, and a lot of video editing experience. Currently I'm working as a radio program producer for a national interview program as well as my work with the Toorak Times