"People don't know what it's like to live under a dictator"; WWII veteran Ivan Smole has shared the story that brought him to Griffith over 70 years ago

Cai Holroyd
By Cai Holroyd
Updated April 22 2021 - 6:40am, first published 6:00am
70 YEARS STRONG: Ivan "John" Smole and his wife, Licia. PHOTO: Cai Holroyd

Ivan "John" Smole has lived in Griffith since the 1950s, but it wasn't always so. As we near the end of Seniors Week, Ivan shared his story and how he made his way to Australia, and Griffith.

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Cai Holroyd

Cai Holroyd

Journalist

Journalist for the Area News in Griffith. RMIT graduate. Full-time writer and part-time nuisance. Been described as 'present.'