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  • Listen To Older Voices : John Skrinjar - Part 2

    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.

    In the second and final part of the story of John Skrinjar, we learn about his work on the Snowy Mountain Hydro-electric Scheme and how, he was blown up in a mining accident. We learn of the circumstances that led him and others to visit the South African Embassy to immigrate to South Africa to work in the mines.

    Yet as he discovered later, he really was “saved” by a meeting with Linda, who would later become his wife. His story allows us to follow him and Linda to Melbourne where now, they see out their retirement years in a very quiet outer-eastern retirement village, which is both pleasant, but also brings its own challenges as he and Linda age.





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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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