Listen To Older Voices: Rob Greaves – Part 4

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On my verandah: 2010 – [CLICK to enlarge]


  I’m Rob Greaves and they say all good things must come to an end, and so it is after over 1300 programs and 25 years of LTOV, I come to the final chapter of this wonderful program – Listen To Older Voices: The stories of older Australians.


This is the 4th and final part of my story and in it, I try to bring my story up to date. It is good to reflect on the changes we go thorough in life and the changes we witness, and I do this while reflecting on how I went to La Trobe University as a mature aged student to first gain a B.Ed and then a M.Ed.

I share with you how as I have moved well and truly into the “older generation” and with the ending of LTOV, I move into full-time retirement, but it does not and will not mean slowing down.

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2020 – [CLICK to enlarge]


I share with you my passion for German Shorthaired Pointers, or GSP’s, and how this passion has assisted in setting up a national facebook group for people with pointers, that has over 9,000 members.

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Bodi & Lenni: My two GSP’s – [CLICK to enlarge]


I also reflect on my growing concern for the anti-science movement that has fallen upon us and exemplified by the anti-vax movement, and of my despair over the lack of real action by Australia on climate change.

Yet I do have a positive outlook on life and despite my best intentions as a younger man, I have discovered the delights in gardening. A developing skill that came in handy when a 40m pine tree fell across the front of our property in 2021, totally devastating the entire front of the property and taking 6 months of work to clear and replant.

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Part of the tree that fell, and about 4 weeks after cleaning up had commenced – [CLICK to enlarge]
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The same area from a slightly different aspect 9 months after the tree fell – [CLICK to enlarge]

So it is that my story finishes on another positive note – with my music, one of the consistent things throughout my story.

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A collage of my music journey – [CLICK to enlarge]

Click to hear: Rob Greaves – Part 4Previous 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]

Rob Greaves

I have been with the Toorak Times since April 2012. I worked as Senior Editor of the Toorak Times until 2023, when I retired. I now work as a special features contributor for both the Toorak Times and Tagg. I've been in the Australian music scene as a musician since 1964, and have worked in radio and TV and newspapers (when they were actually printed on paper) as well as working in the film industry, as the Film Unit manager on Homicide for several years. I also have extensive experience in audio production and editing.

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