Listen To Older Voices – Tony Rice: Part 2

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listen to older voices – tony rice – part 1

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

This is the second of the 2-part program featuring the story of Tony Rice.

Born in England in 1929, Tony grew up with an innate desire to have adventures. These started at an early age with him pulling apart incendiary bombs, dropped by the Germans in WWII that failed to explode.

He grows up and joined the Merchant Marines and survived two sinking’s before transferring over the Royal Navy.

At wars end he returns to the Merchant navy and finds himself arriving in Australia, where he jumps ship. However, he eventually gains the necessary paperwork that allows him to remain and thus, he meets the love of his life, Gloria 0 who he marries.

The adventures keep coming with crocodile hunting in the NT as well as rounding up brumbies with no previous riding experience.

He is made a “Totem Cousin” by the local Warramunga tribe, which was a rare honour indeed.

listen to older voices – tony rice: part 2
Where the Warramunga language is spoken

 

He continued his life in the outback by mining in the Rum Jungle Uranium mine, then in a gold mine before being part of a crew that built a single line telephone across the desert from the gold mine t to pine Creek – a distance of some 50Kms.

There is so much more to his story including working as a shearer’s mate in a lifestyle now long gone.

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 

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]