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Listen To Older Voices : Mink Vanderslik – Part 3


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 : Mink Vanderslik – Part 3 
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 final part of the story of Mink Vanderslik and in it we learn of her coming to Australia and carving out a new life post WWII. She talks about gaining a job as a librarian in a catholic girls college where she was required to redesign the libraries systems from the ground up. Mink was so dedicated and skilled at her work, work she enjoyed, that she ended up staying for 23 years in that position.

Mink and Fred very successfully integrated into the Australian way of life, a good life and at the time of this interview, were settling into an aged retirement facing the same issues as all ageing retirees do.

Click to hear Mink Vanderslik- Part 3

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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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