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 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 is a 2-part Golden Moment program, where we relive the story of Gary Fletcher. This program was originally aired in January of 2005 and it is of sufficient interest to share it with those that may have missed it the first time.
Gary, who was born in 1937 shares stories of his early life in Warburton, which is located in Victoria’s Yarra Valley, and was very much a rural area at that time. Gary tells of his first job, as a teenager, with what was then, the Victorian Board of Works where he became an apprentice working on the construction of the Upper Yarra dam.
However by the age of 21, Gary had started his own trucking business, eventually selling it to take up a contract to build roads in Papua New Guinea. While his stories leading up to this point are most engaging, it is at this point that they move up into another level of fascination for us, the listeners.
Click on the radio to hear Gary Fletcher – Part 1
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[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]