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Listen To Older Voices : Charles Pallaghy – Part 1


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

Listen To Older Voices : Charles Pallaghy – 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.

Born in Hungary in 1939 Charles’ formative years were lived under German occupation. His father was a very well educated Hungarian and his mother a German daughter of a Lutheran Pastor. Having a German mother when many local Hungarians were anti-German did have the potential to cause problems, but in fact the family experienced almost none. Charles is very forthright in discussing his family life and life under German occupation and his many fascinating stories include one where he talks about being in hospital where a Hungarian nurse tried to kill him because of his classic Aryan features.

Listen To Older Voices : Charles Pallaghy – Part 1
Charles, Elizabeth, his mother and his rabbits

His stories are informative and a delight to listen to. He is very articulate and his memory for details is sharp and this all leads to fascinating, educative and sometimes thrilling stories.

Click to hear Charles Pallaghy – Part 1

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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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