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Listen To Older Voices [The Baby Boomers] – Pat Wilson : Part 2

Rob Greaves
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.
Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for 
Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.
Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principal of the program is to promote the concept of positive ageing, reinforcing the principle that older people have & continue to make a valuable contribution to both their local & wider community.

 

This is the second of a 4-part program featuring the Life and Times of Pat Wilson. Born in the early 1950’s, Pat was always driven by a love for music. In this part of her story she talks about the literal explosion of Australian music in the 1960’s, particularly in regard to the bands and venues in and around Melbourne.

Pat also shares her story of how she came to meet Ross Wilson, who at this time was a young up and coming musician and who was certainly as charismatic as he was talented. Covering many topics, Pat talks about why Ross wasn’t eligible for the Vietnam War draft which caught many young men up during this period. She also shares her feelings on what was happening at that time in regard to the Vietnam war and the social upheavals associated with it.

However, it is the story of how Ross went to the UK to work and how she joined him there that really is a fascinating part of her story. There is their marriage, the story of the sharing of a magnificent old mansion with other musicians and, their return journey to Australia – overland hitchhiking, that demands our attention.

Click to hear Pat Wilson – Part 2


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[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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