listen to older voices : olive nicholls – part 1

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

listen to older voices : olive nicholls – part 1This is part 1 of a 3-part program featuring Olive Nicholls. When interviewed in 2009, Olive was 86 years of age.

Olive was born into the years we refer to as the Great Depression and in her story, she recalls how her family and many others survived in what was, a dreadful period. In many ways, we can relate to some of those difficulties as we struggle through COVID-19 and the effects of it’s having on us and our communities.

We follow Olive as she grows up and when the Second World war came, at the age of 19, Olive joins the Navy which provides some very interesting stories including how she met Keith Nicholls, also in the navy, a man she would eventually marry.

She takes those stories through the halcyon days of radio and into those early years of TV and the 1956 Olympic Games, in Melbourne.

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 

supermarkets put junk food on special twice as often as healthy food, and that’s a problem


[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government 
through the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]