listen to older voices: pasquale colodonato – 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: pasquale colodonato – part 1This is part 1 of a 3-part program featuring Pasquale Colodonato.

Born in 1935, Pasquale gives us a wonderful insight into a lifestyle that has rapidly passed. It’s an insight into the life of a man from a rural Italian family before, during and after WWII.

We learn how Pasquale, at the young age of six, was a shepherd, often sleeping in very basic huts in the hills around his village.

Accompanied only by his Maremma dogs, which were used to protect the sheep from wolves, his life was as a young man something straight out of a novel.


listen to older voices: pasquale colodonato – part 1
The Maremma dog


They were for Pasquale, wonderful years. Wonderful until WWII came along! Because of the war, he lost his father, he lost his home and, he lost his way of life.

Then, at wars end something remarkable happened that bought pride to his mother and an amazing future for Pasquale.

Settle back, listen and learn as we all share in the story of Pasquale Colodonato.

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]