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Listen To Older Voices: Max Borchardt - Part 1

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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 Max found less than challenging but he didn't have long to really get bored because just around the corner, was WWII.

At the start of the war, Max enlisted in the RAAF becoming a flight engineer and shortly after was assigned to a Catalina flying boat which proved to be an experience that was less than successful, when on its first flight the plane got lost got lost.

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RAAF wartime Catalina Flying Boat

Many great stories abound and Max tells them well.


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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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