Archive for January, 2012

R.M. Williams OUTBACK Magazine – ‘Health Matters’

R.M. Williams OUTBACK Magazine – ‘Health Matters’

HEALTH MATTERS. Courtesy R.M. Williams OUTBACK Magazine, Feb/March 2012.  “Frontier Services has been operating around the outback for a century. With more than 700 staff, it works with people across 85 percent of the continent, in remote areas, with Aboriginal communities, on isolated properties and mining sites. It is the only organisation, public or private, providing services in aged care, health and …

Holding it together in the Pilbara

Holding it together in the Pilbara

Most people are lured to the Pilbara for the opportunity to work hard and earn big. Judy Knowling, however, was drawn to the remote North West in a very different way. Tiny-framed but enormously energetic, Judy came to the Pilbara nine years ago as a Frontier Services Patrol Minister to provide a source of practical …

Rev Lindsay Faulkner; Felixstow, SA

Rev Lindsay Faulkner; Felixstow, SA

Flying over northern South Australia towards Alice Springs in May 1956 was adventure enough. There were only a few passengers so one could look out both sides of the Douglas DC3 aircraft and see the dry but interesting landscape slowly pass by. I was 17, going to my ‘job’ away from home in Melbourne and …

Grandparents’ generosity extends outback

Grandparents’ generosity extends outback

There is no doubt about the generosity – or the adventurous spirit – of the grandparents living in West Gippsland. Drouin couple Jean and Graeme Thorpe spent 10 days helping out on a remote 68,000 acre property in Queensland late last year as volunteers with the Frontier Services program Outback Links. The program provides volunteer …

Mining companies give back to remote communities

Mining companies give back to remote communities

Two mining companies in Western Australia gave generously to people living in remote areas this Christmas. Rio Tinto Iron Ore donated almost $10,000 to Frontier Services in a gesture that involved the staff of the mining company. “Each year Rio Tinto Iron Ore gives a Christmas hamper to their employees across WA,” said Community Investment …

Frontier Services welcomes Hetti Perkins Home for the Aged

Frontier Services welcomes Hetti Perkins Home for the Aged

Frontier Services has welcomed the opportunity to take on the ownership of Hetti Perkins Home for the Aged in Alice Springs. Frontier Services entered into a significant new partnership with former operators Aboriginal Hostels Ltd (AHL) last year to assume responsibility for the hostel. The decision to transfer ownership was made to allow AHL to …