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 first of a 3-part program on Canadian born Baby Boomer, Judy Donnelly. Judy has a most enjoyable and entertaining story to tell. A Canadian ex-pat, not for her a move from Canada to Australia as a young girl in fact, she was almost fifty years of age when she made the permanent move to this country. Just how this came about and why this came about is not answered until part 3. However this weeks story starts from her earliest recollections after being born into post WWII Canada in 1952.
In Part 1 of her story we learn a lot about the young Judy, who was bought up in a loving environment and who was exposed to music and books at a young age. This was an exposure that would play a large part of her life in latter times as she became an avid reader and developed a strong love for music.
She is well-educated, erudite, well spoken and her life experiences helped her into developing a strong passion for her work as an archivist and a love for books and peoples stories.
[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]