Listen To Older Voices : Ellice Hatfull – Part 2


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Book Fair Australia 2023

The Tragedy of HAMLET

Rob Greaves
Rob Greaves
I have been with the Toorak Times since April 2012. I worked as Senior Editor of the Toorak Times for 10 years before retiring in 2012. I continue now as an occasional feature writer. 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 paper ), serious experience in audio editing, and a lot of video editing experience. I retired from paid radio work in 2022 and took up a position in the Education Centre at Puffing Billy
Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves
for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg.


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.

In the second part of the story of 98-year-old Ellice Hatfull, we follow her story through the years of WWII. These stories include her recall of the buzz bombs and of family air raid shelters. We also learn of the somewhat humorous situation that led to her writing to a young British sailor – Stan Hatfull and how despite her initial reticence to even meet him, she ends up happily marrying him.

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Stan and Ellice on their wedding day

She shares the story of how she and Stan come to migrate to Australia and provides a fascinating insight into life in those migrant camps set up in Melbourne in the early 1950’s. We often talk of living history and Ellice is a prime example.

Click to hear Ellice Hatfull – Part 2

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[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]

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