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

This is Part 2 of a 3-part program featuring the Life & Times of Pat Grotaers.

In part 2 we find Pat, having migrated to Australia from the UK. meets her husband to be Vic. This part of her story is constantly punctuated with many funny and engrossing stories some, quite dramatic.

She shares many wonderful stories some funny and some quite dramatic.  Such a story is the time when her daughter stopped breathing as a result of going into convulsions.

With a strong desire to be self-sufficient Pat tells the remarkable story of how she found the exactly the piece of land she had always wanted. It was located in Wesburn Victoria. Here, she and Vic not just built a magic home, but a wonderful self-sustaining farm that they called Pomberg farm.

Pomberg farm – the house


With hard work and dedication they built wonderful vegetable gardens, fruit orchards, kept typical farm animals and developed native gardens.

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 

more than milk and bread: corner store revival can rebuild neighbourhood ties

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