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Listen To Older Voices – Rosalyn Thornton : Part 1

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Listen To Older Voices – Rosalyn Thornton : 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 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.
The life and Times of Rosalyn Thornton is another Golden Moment repeat program, and as you listen you will understand why we thought it was worthy of being presented to those who may have missed it the first time.
Originally broadcast in March of 2005, the then 71-year-old Rosalyn tells of moving from Victoria to West Australia at a young age when her father, who was an army officer, was posted there. Rosalyn tells us that her school years were a mixture of joy and frustration, being forced to enrol in at least 14 different schools during her school life. Certainly for her, life was not easy.
She talks about how life changed and of the incredible pressures the family experienced when her father, decorated with a DSO, was killed in action. Yet despite all these set-backs Rosalyn managed to establish a very successful career I the WA Government printing Office where she worked retouching both negatives and prints, which was a job she really loved.
She meets and marries, but again fate deals her a real blow when her husband contracts mesothelioma and passes away.

 

Click to hear Rosalyn Thornton – Part 1


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[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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