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  1. Editorial: The End Of An Era For Us ~ But The Start Of A Better One

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ID:	35001 One door closes but a brighter one opens

    On November 11th 2010 Publisher Mick Pacholli revived the original paper-based Toorak Times which had commenced in the 1970's by his father Jack, as a multimedia on-line paper.

    It is common knowledge that Jack Pacholli was not looked upon favourably by the law, the establishment and even by other publications. Jack Pacholli was his own man and he saw the need for a paper to get out and "say' what other elements of the media were not able or willing to say.

    Several years after the death of the first incarnation of the Toorak Times, Mick saw the need and the opportunity of an on-line paper based around the concept of "Citizen Journalism".
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  2. Listen To Older Voices: Max Borchardt - Part 2

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    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 the second and final part of the story of Max Borchardt, in which Max brings his story to an end in this program. It commences with Max sharing more stories about ...
  3. Listen To Older Voices: Max Borchardt - Part 1

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    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 Part 1 of a 2-part program featuring the Life & Times of eighty six year old Max Borchardt. Although well educated Max’s first job was in a foundry, which ...
  4. Listen To Older Voices: Phil Manning - Part 3

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    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.

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    This is the 3rd and final part of the Life and Times of 69 year old music legend, Phil Manning. In this final part of his story ...
  5. Listen To Older Voices: Phil Manning - Part 2

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Wesley Mission Victoria and podcast through the Toorak Times.

    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.

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    Phil circa 1971

    In Part 1 we followed the development of Phil’s musical career, of which a significant part of his ...