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 another wonderful Golden Moment Repeat program, where we have dipped into our vault of treasured memories and retrieved a story from the archives that we believe deserves being repeated for those who may have missed it the first time. The story of Wyn Wilson was first aired in October 2004 when I sat down with the then 77-year old Wyn.

This is the second and final part of the story of Wyn Wilson. Having been born and bought up in South Africa during its height of apartheid, Wyn is in a prime position to talk about why this terrible social and racial separation occurred and why it was so wrong. Although now consigned to history, it is an engrossing experience to hear from the mouth of an educated white woman who witnessed so much of this terrible tragedy – and it reminds us why we should guard against similar separateness today.

We are also totally entranced by the story of the horrific story of the trials and traumas she and her husband had in getting out of South Africa before happily making Australia their new home.







Click on the radio to hear Wyn Wilson - Part 2



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[Listen To Older Voices receives funding from the Commonwealth Government through the Commonwealth Home Support Program Program]