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  • Listen To Older Voices: Rod Young - Part 1

    Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced 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 and Times of Rod Young. Rod was 70 years of age when he was interviewed in 2008, and he starts his discussion from his very early years, years without his father who was absent fighting in WWII, which was a period that Rod remembers as when everything was rationed.

    Among Rodís many stories is one engrossing tale of how he played street football with two boys who would later become legends in the North Melbourne Football Club, when North Melbourne were in the then VFL. As for Rod, well he was snapped up by the Collingwood Football Club! In Part 1 we follow Rodís story right through to doing National Service and we learn how this led to seven years in the forces. However there is much more to this man's story as will be revealed as you listen.



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