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Listen To Older Voices: John Haney – Part 3


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Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg

listen to older voices: john hanely – part 1
John at home: 2021 – CLICK to enlarge]





This is the 3rd and final part of the story of John Hanley.


Born in the Rock and Roll decade of the 1950’s, we have learned that John Hanley came from a talented family and how, over his life, music has played a constant part of his life.

We have also learned that there are many faces to John. He has been an Engineer, he became a 3rd Dan Black belt and has shown that he takes every opportunity to explore life to its fullest.

In this final program, John talks about how he picked up from a messy and traumatic divorce with the help and support of parents of the kids attending his martial arts classes, as well as through falling back on music to both help heal himself and to help him refocus.

We also learn that John is also an accomplished skydiver, and has won many awards.

listen to older voices: john hanely – part 1
John preparing for a jump – [CLICK to enlarge]
listen to older voices: john haney – part 3
John: 2nd place Vic Skydiving Championships circa 1983 – [CLICK to enlarge]


We learn how he met his current wife, Amanda and how they have forged a wonderful personal and working partnership.

John has built up a fully function workshop where he works on “high-end” cars and motorcycles, which in turn helps fund his many pursuits of which motorcycles is but one.

listen to older voices: john hanely – part 1
John with motorcycle champion Barry Sheen at Phillip Island – [CLICK to enlarge]


John is also an inventor and he shares stories of projects, current and in the planning including the desire to make a flying motorcycle! After you hear his story, you will believe that he will succeed. 

We p/u with John talking about the trauma of the divorce involving his first wife.

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 

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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 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

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