Listen To Older Voices: Colin Jarvis – Part 1


Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced 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 program was originally aired in February 2008 and is being repeated as part of our “Golden Moments” programs, where we feature a program from the past that warrants a second broadcast for the sake of those who may have missed it the first time.

Born in 1942, Colin Jarvis takes us back to a period not too many years after his birth when he spent his childhood in and around the outer Melbourne township of Healesville. We learn that not just his parents but his grandparents had a connection with this area.

As we follow Colin’s story of growing up as a boy in the 1940’s and through into the 1950’s, we begin to understand the importance of the land to him and his love for it. We also get a great opportunity to identify the differences in lifestyle from that period, to now, some 60 plus years later.

Colin Jarvis – part 1

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