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Listen To Older Voices – Ruth Rooney : Part 1

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Listen To Older Voices – Ruth Rooney : Part 1 Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program 
produced by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba 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 principle 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 first part of a 2-part program on the Life and Times of 69 Year old Ruth Rooney. Ruth is a Baby Boomer but did not follow the path that many of the Baby Boomers followed growing up and as the program progresses you will understand why.

Adopted at a very young age she lived with her adoptive parents in the Western Districts of Victoria. She lived a fairly isolated life and was schooled in a one-room class. She was often driven to school in a car driven by a 12-year-old boy amazingly with her parent’s knowledge. This alone makes for a fascinating story but, there is more to come! She becomes very heavily involved with her church and through her beliefs becomes a volunteer worker in Papua New Guinea, a job she loved but one that came, as we will learn, to a most unfortunate end.

Click on the radio to hear Ruth Rooney – Part 1


Previous LTOV Programs can be accessed clicking on this icon – Listen To Older Voices – Ruth Rooney : Part 1

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

Rob Greaves
Rob Greaves
I have been with the Toorak Times since April 2012. I work as Senior Editor of the Toorak Times, but I also think of myself as senior contributor. 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. Currently I'm working as a radio program producer for a national interview program as well as my work with the Toorak Times

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