Paddy Greenfield grew up in South Australia under the watchful and controlling eye of Welfare. All he ever wanted to do was cook. It took a while but eventually he got his way and became the piano-playing cook on the Ghan, one of the world’s most famous trains.

In this two-part programme, Paddy shares the story of his childhood, describes some of the mouth watering recipes he cooked on the Ghan and remembers the last time the Old Ghan travelled from Port Augusta to Alice Springs via Maree and Oodnadatta.

To listen to an extended version of this interview, visit: The Oral History association of Australia – South Australian Branch

PART 1 Tuesday 29 January 2013 at 5.30pm on 8CCC Community Radio 102.1FM
PART 2 Tuesday 5 February 2013 at 5.30pm on 8CCC Community Radio 102.1FM

Repeated: Following Friday at 9am and Sunday at 5.00pm

Produced and presented by:  Megg Kelham