Archive for March, 2012

Commonwealth Bank celebrates Centenary with Frontier Services

Commonwealth Bank celebrates Centenary with Frontier Services

Frontier Services was delighted to receive $10,000 from the Commonwealth Bank today recognising the shared Centenary celebrations for both organisations this year. In celebration of its Centenary year, Commonwealth Bank announced it will be distributing $100,000 amongst ten community organisations around Australia. Frontier Services is one of the 10 organisations to be presented with a …

Jessie Delaney (nee Rooke)

Jessie Delaney (nee Rooke)

The following photo and story was submitted by Jessie’s daughter Kay Hartwell of Queensland.  Jessie joined the AIM in Cloncurry after completing her education and Junior exams in Townsville. She told me many stories of those days including some of the famous Rev Fred McKay.  She used to stay back and type letters for him when …

Kalgoorlie-Boulder migrants learn about driving in the bush

Kalgoorlie-Boulder migrants learn about driving in the bush

Migrants in Kalgoorlie-Boulder have gleaned important information about how to drive in the outback, such as navigating gravel roads, corrugations and 400kg bulls, at a special information session last week. Jim Addison, who has 43 years driving experience on WA roads from the Kimberley to the Nullarbor, led the session, ‘Driving on Country Roads and …

A step back in time to Birdsville 1978

In the picture: Prime Minister Malcom Fraser and Mrs Tamara Fraser visit nurses Sue Nilon (left) and Wendy Young  at Birdsville Hospital in September, 1978. Former AIM nurse, Sister Sue Nilon writes: It was the Birdsville races weekend in September, 1978. Wendy and I were both 29. Mr Fraser and his wife Tamara flew in …

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  In the remote areas of Australia – Reconciliation will become reality Hope will replace anxiety and despair Justice and equity will build community Everyone will have access to the services they need As we journey together.                          

North Queensland flooding cuts off communication for families

North Queensland flooding cuts off communication for families

Frontier Services staff across the country are getting on with the job of supporting remote Australia despite the extraordinary challenges posed by the weather. This week, the North Queensland RAFS team was forced to postpone a field trip due to expected flooding across the region. It proved the right choice with the flood waters leaving …

Playground Blitz

Playground Blitz

In an effort to rival any Backyard Blitz make-over, the Cobar Uniting Church has transformed a dry and dusty patch of dirt allocated for parking, into a green, safe and welcoming children’s playground. Frontier Services Cobar/Nyngan Patrol Minister Rev Ian Tucker endorsed the facility with enthusiasm. As a part of his ministry, Mr Tucker spends …

Playground Blitz

Playground Blitz

In an effort to rival any Backyard Blitz make-over, the Cobar Uniting Church has transformed a dry and dusty patch of dirt allocated for parking, into a green, safe and welcoming children’s playground. Frontier Services Cobar/Nyngan Patrol Minister Rev Ian Tucker endorsed the facility with enthusiasm. As a part of his ministry, Mr Tucker spends …

Still caring for Karratha children forty years on

Still caring for Karratha children forty years on

Forty years ago, not long after Karratha was established to accommodate the workforce of the Hamersley Iron mining company, a pre-school was started for the families that came to work there. As homes and infrastructure emerged alongside ambitious new mining ventures, most of the planning was focused on the booming mining industry. The Australian Inland …

Caring for Karratha children forty years on

Caring for Karratha children forty years on

Forty years ago, not long after Karratha was established to accommodate the workforce of the Hamersley Iron mining company, a pre-school was started for the families that came to work there. As homes and infrastructure emerged alongside ambitious new mining ventures, most of the planning for the new town was focused on the booming mining …