E10 - A Liverpudlian Makes Good

Ian McDonnell

Born so Liverpudlian he was even beaten up by George Harrison, Ian’s been a sewing machine repairman, an actor, a clown, a stuntman, a radio host, a carer, a husband and father, and a life-long amateur historian. In the first of a two-part interview Rod McKenzie talks to Ian about growing up in Liverpool and his journey to a new life in Australia.

Ian always been an active member of the community, he’s one of the founding members of the Gawler History Team, and he’s volunteered all over Gawler with all sorts of projects, and even won the Volunteer of the Year award for his work teaching computer classes at Community House.

Ian has a strong sense of community and social justice, and is described by friends as “just a really friendly, positive person – a great guy”.

Click on the link below to hear how a Liverpudlian helped make Gawler a better place.

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Editor: Ian McDonnell

Producer: Barry Neylon

Transcript: Maureen McKenzie

Title: GOHP E02 - Shirley and George got married

Guest: Ian McDonnel

Host: Rod McKenzie

Music: "Lounge Lizard", composed by Chris Martin and Geoff Harvey, purple-planet.com