Listen To Older Voices : Bill Day – Part 3


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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 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 3rd and final part of the story of the Life and Times of Bill Day. Originally interviewed in 2008, the then 83-year-old Bill, continues his stories and while we have been privy to share some of his amazing tales of life on a farm during the Great depression, and his work at a POW camp during WWII, the biggest surprise is still to come.

In this part of his story Bill shares how he befriended a young German sailor while stationed at the Bonegilla POW camp. What really makes this part of his story so interesting is, that this prisoner was a sailor on the German raider the Kormoran – the ship credited with sinking HMAS Sydney of the coast of WA.

Bill relates the story as told to him by this sailor, which fills in some of the mystery behind the sinking of the Australian Light Cruiser.

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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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