Vintage Voices is a collaborative project between Griffith Pioneer Park Museum and GRAPA, telling tales based on real histories of Griffith through the nostalgic radio play.

There was a time when the wireless was king. The family ritual of gathering around the radio set was at the heart of households, tuning in to their favourite stories or news from beyond their communities. Vintage Voices is the resurrection of this ritual; telling tales based on real histories of Griffith through the nostalgic radio play.

The project has a focus on local talent and local stories, produced by Griffith Pioneer Park Museum, featuring plays written by local writer Lisa Semmler, and directed by members of GRAPA.

New episodes have been released on Facebook weekly since Monday 5th October. Episodes have also been airing on local radio station 2MIAFM 95.1 at 10am Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Here you can find the collection of all released episodes, catch the ones you missed and re-listen to your favourites.

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Episode Information

Episode I - Letters of a Spanish Flu Nurse

Writer: Lisa Semmler
Director: Oumi Karenga-Hewitt
Cast: Stephanie Downing – Nurse, Melanie Toscan – Voiceover, Brette Morton – Prologue

Producer: Bonnie Owen and Griffith Pioneer Park Museum
Editor: Aaron Grugan
Original Music: Katherine Innes (Additional music courtesy of BenSound.com)
Cover image courtesy of Griffith City Library Local Studies Collection

Episode II - The Water Joey

Writer: Lisa Semmler
Director: Bonnie Browne
Cast: Raisa Cabahug – Josie, Maggie Bell – Ma, Jariah Gannon – Harry, Melanie Toscan – Voiceover, Brette Morton – Prologue

Produced by Bonnie Owen and Griffith Pioneer Park Museum
Editor: Aaron Grugan
Original Music: Katherine Innes (Additional music courtesy of Charles Sturt University sound files)
Cover image courtesy of Griffith City Library Local Studies Collection

Episode III - No Water By Christmas

Writer: Lisa Semmler
Director: Bonnie Owen
Cast: Belinda Owen – Narrator, James Bailey – Rhys, Simon Cain-McAliece – Samuel, Mechlene Nehme – Mum, Coralie McKenzie – Aunty Marg, Stephen Forrest – Mr. Pearson, Melanie Toscan – Voiceover, Brette Morton – Prologue

Produced by Bonnie Owen and Griffith Pioneer Park Museum
Editor: Aaron Grugan
Original Music: Katherine Innes (Additional music courtesy of Charles Sturt University sound files)
Cover image courtesy of Griffith City Library Local Studies Collection

Episode IV - Mickey Cush's Coach

Writer: Lisa Semmler
Director: Aaron Grugan
Cast: Stephen Forrest – Mickey Cush, Greg Halloran – Alan, Ellena Halloran – Rose, Jess Murphy – Polly, Katerina Bertolissi – Peggy, Laura Weppler – Sara, Margaret Keith – Bess, Matt Ingles – Johnny, Melanie Toscan – Voiceover, Brette Morton- Prologue

Producer: Bonnie Owen and Griffith Pioneer Park Museum
Editor: Aaron Grugan
Original Music: Katherine Innes (Additional music courtesy of Charles Sturt University sound files)
Cover image courtesy of Griffith City Library Local Studies Collection

Episode V - Tango Joe's

Writer: Lisa Semmler
Director: Aaron Grugan
Cast: Greg Halloran – Alan, Matt Ingles – Johnny, James Walsh – Tango Joe, Burgess Corben Parnell – Rudy, Carl Chirgwin – Constable Ford, Melanie Toscan – Voiceover, Brette Morton – Prologue

Producer: Bonnie Owen and Griffith Pioneer Park Museum
Editor: Aaron Grugan
Original Music: Katherine Innes (Additional music courtesy of Charles Sturt University sound files, and Bensound.com)
Cover image courtesy of Griffith City Library Local Studies Collection

*This episode contains mature themes.*

Episode VI - Ada Cummings - Pioneer Businesswoman

Writer: Lisa Semmler
Director: Lisa Semmler
Cast: Jessica Wainwright – Ada Cummings, Melanie Toscan – Voiceover, Brette Morton – Prologue

Producer: Bonnie Owen and Griffith Pioneer Park Museum
Editor: Aaron Grugan
Original Music: Katherine Innes (Additional music courtesy of Charles Sturt University sound files)
Cover image courtesy of Griffith City Library Local Studies Collection

Episode VII - Palais de Danse

Writer: Lisa Semmler
Director: Melanie Toscan
Cast: Hannah Mitchell – Area News, Reporter James Walsh – Reverend, Bennett Matt Ingles – Henri (Harry) Morel, Jock Lander – Dan, Katherine Innes – Eileen, Melissa Pisan – Pattie, Bonnie Browne – Bonnie, Breanna Tregea – Nancy, Melanie Toscan – Voiceover, Brette Morton – Prologue

Producer: Bonnie Owen and Griffith Pioneer Park Museum
Editor: Aaron Grugan
Original Music: Katherine Innes (Additional music courtesy of Charles Sturt University sound files)
Cover image courtesy of Griffith City Library Local Studies Collection

Episode VIII - The Cliffs

Writers: Lisa Semmler and Bonnie Owen
Director: Bonnie Owen
Cast:

Producer: Bonnie Owen and Griffith Pioneer Park Museum
Editor: Aaron Grugan
Original Music: Katherine Innes (Additional music courtesy of Charles Sturt University sound files)
Cover image courtesy of Griffith City Library Local Studies Collection

Episode IX - The Walk to School

Writers: Lisa Semmler and Bonnie Owen
Director: Bonnie Owen
Cast:

Producer: Bonnie Owen and Griffith Pioneer Park Museum
Editor: Aaron Grugan
Original Music: Katherine Innes (Additional music courtesy of Charles Sturt University sound files)
Cover image courtesy of Griffith City Library Local Studies Collection

Episode X - Kindly Forward to the Experimental Farms

Writers: Lisa Semmler and Bonnie Owen
Director: Bonnie Owen
Cast: Maggie Bell – , Melanie Toscan – Voiceover, Brette Morton – Prologue

Producer: Bonnie Owen and Griffith Pioneer Park Museum
Editor: Aaron Grugan
Original Music: Katherine Innes (Additional music courtesy of Charles Sturt University sound files)
Cover image courtesy of Griffith City Library Local Studies Collection

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