listen to older voices : pat grotaers – part 3

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

In this, the third and final part of her story, Pat Grotaers shares how through hard work and determination to become sufficient on the land, she and husband Vic develop Pomberg Farm.

It doesn’t come easy and there are many trials and tribulations. But having overcome dyslexia Pat takes it all in her stride and create a piece of paradise at Pomberg farm. They are so successful she offers classes through the local Community house to help others who wish to learn.

But fate has more in store and Vic is diagnosed with cancer and is given only eight weeks to live. Pat shuts down totally in shock.

But this is a woman who has amazing internal strength and we learn how she copes in not just running the farm but working with Vic. She shares the unbelievable and wonderful journey they undertook together which resulted in Vic beating the cancer.

The story of Pat Grotaers is the story of a woman that made Australia her home and a woman with a determination and strength we can only admire.

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]