listen to older voices: nick ordinans – part 3

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

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Nick Ordinans – [CLICK to enlarge]
This is the 3rd and final part of the story of Nick Ordinans.


Over the past two programs we learned that Nick developed a love for animals on his fathers piggery in Staffordshire England. Although coming from a modest background Nick won a scholarship to a prestigious school and gained a good education.

After trying several jobs he finds his calling working in a Zoo, where he meets his wife to be, Elizabeth. Eventually they move to Australia in 1982 where Nick gained employment working at the Healesville Animal Sanctuary.


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Nick at work in the sanctuary – [CLICK to enlarge]


Nick was more than just a “keeper’ at the sanctuary. He made a real difference being a prime mover in the establishment of the magnificent “Bird of Prey” program.

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Bird of Pray Program – [CLICK to enlarge]


Despite his passion and effectiveness at his work, he sustains an injury that forces him to retire and leave his beloved animals and birds in 2002.

Yet despite this loss in his life, Nick continues to champion animal rights and he shares that passion and his thoughts on this issue, while sharing stories of his other wonderful activities.

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A recent picture of Nick


Like many “Boomers”, Nick is not one to go quietly and become inactive.



Click to hear – Nick Ordinans – Part 3



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]