Tell Me A Story




“Tell Me a Story” – the riveting tales told by over-55 year olds, of their early years living and working in the Glenelg Shire, south-western Victoria. This program originated from an idea by Shelley Nevins, a presenter at 3RPC Incorporated community radio, who was keen for older people in our community to have their stories recorded.
After 3RPC Incorporated successfully applied for a grant available through the Glenelg Shire  from the Victorian Government's - Department of Health - Ageing and Aged Care Branch  - the “Improving Liveability for Older People” 2012  (ILOP)  initiative,  significant spoken histories of people in the Glenelg Shire were recorded for future generations.

The key feature of this adventure was that all participants were over 55 ranging up to 90+ years. From the excitement and joy of the interviewees you would be mistaken in thinking they were half that age. The Project Officers, Joy and Graeme Firth of Concepts and Ideas  spent twelve months promoting the Project throughout the Glenelg Shire, training and organising interviewers and making sure the many scores of people keen to tell their stories were given full information about the project.  Their exceptional work has meant that 3RPC has a wonderful collection of stories, recorded for families, friends, listeners and posterity.  This is significant social history for the Glenelg Shire.
Listeners can hear these older people tell their stories, the stories of their youth, the good, bad and sometimes the sad times. They have taken the opportunity to share their stories and to leave them as a memento to us.
We thank them for giving us the opportunity to learn and to share.
Friends and family, and interested listeners who live outside of broadcast range can listen in by accessing 3RPC’s website  and following the streaming links – what a pleasure!
Hosting and presenting the broadcasts on 3RPC over the 12 months following the project conclusion are important parts of the overall project. It gives us the opportunity to share these wonderful stories....

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November 17th Jesse Flanders
November 24th Les Downes and Nancy Withers
December 1st Terry Tranter  (from Henty)
December 8th Des and Pat Wombell
December 15th Bob Henderson and Reg Buckle
December 22nd Ken McEachern
December 29th Dawn Mill
January 5th Eddie Jensz
January 12th Rebecca McClellan and Margaret Martin
January 19th Jack Hanson
January 26th
Gwenda Matthews interviewed by Julie Hart
& Tom Parker interviewed by Wayne Barrett
February 2nd
Vern McCallum interviewed by Eddie Jensz
& Dot Rowe interviewed by Eileen Hampshire
February 9th

George Dowden interviewed by Liz Aley   
&Robbbie Greene interviewed by Jan Tischler

February 16th
Frank Angelino interviewed by Julie Hart
& Olive Place interviewed by Joy Downes-Firth
February 23rd
Robert Halliday, interviewed by Eddie Jensz
& Shirley Earll interviewed by Eileen Hampshire
March 2nd
George Compton interviewed by Julie Hart
& Ada Harris interviewed by Christine Markulev
March 9th
Ann & Iain Grant Interviewed by Graeme Firth
March 16th
Joyce Kermond interviewed by Eileen Hampshire
& Wayne Barrett interviewed by Eddie Jensz

March 23rd
Leric Nowacki interviewed by Lynne Nadebaum
March 30th
Lyndsay McKenzie interviewed by Sharon Reiter
April 6th
Lyndsay McKenzie (Part 2) interviewed by Sharon Reiter
& Jesse Flanders Interviewed by
13th April
Margaret and John Punton interviewed by Sharon Reiter
20th April
Bob and Jean Stuchbery interviewed by Eileen Hampshire &
Clarrie Stuchbery interviewed by Eileen Hampshire
27th April
Ray Jones interviewed by Graeme Firth
5th May
Mal Sutherland Interviewed by Wayne Barrett &
Gary Taylor for his mother Annie Interviewed by Christine Markuler
12th May
Dawn Black Interviewed by Carol McKinnon-Ward
19th May
Irene and Neville Vorwerk Interviewed by Hilary Endacott

26th May
Betty Trewavis interviewed by Eileen Hampshire &
Phyllis Vickery, interviewed by Carol McKinnon-Ward
1st of June
Marie Ross interviewed by Carol McKinnon-Ward and
Phil Darby interviewed by Hilary Endacott
8th of June
Kevin Cherry interviewed by Graeme Firth and
Thelma and Ron Hoggan interviewed by Julie Hart.
15th of June Denny Hurley interviewed by Lynne Nadebaum and
Joy Pallot interviewed by Joy Downes-Firth
22nd of June Joyce Enscoe interviewed by Lynne Nadebaum
29th of June Stan Hayes interviewed by Lynne Nadebaum
6th of July - Carol McKinnon-Ward, interviewed by Dawn Mill
13th of July – Allan Pratt interviewed by Michael Greenham
20th of July – Wayne Bell, OAM, interviewed by Graeme Firth and
Eunice Lightbody, interviewed by Liz Aley
27th of July – Norma Ruge, interviewed by Liz Aley and
Keith Wilson (OAM) , interviewed by Graeme Firth



Glenelg Shire