Archive for April, 2012

Welcome relief for families battling flood damage

Welcome relief for families battling flood damage

On the sixth night of an unprecedented downpour that engulfed their home, Phyllis and Charlie Carmichael, both 80, slept inside their cars. Phyllis in a Prado inside the shed while Charlie comforted his distraught dog in a car parked outside. They had nowhere else to go to escape the rising waters. A little after midnight, …

Rev A. Trevor Foote; Ipswich, QLD

Rev A. Trevor Foote; Ipswich, QLD

The following extracts appear in Trevor Foote’s book ‘Kimberley Horizons: Life Transforming Experiences’, which explores his four years as a Minister in the West Kimberley Patrol, based in Broome WA, under the Federal Methodist Inland Mission from 1967.  To preview or purchase a copy of ‘Kimberley Hozizons’ visit Blurb today.  “Chapter 8: The Patrol Ministry In …

Looking to the future in Alice Springs

Looking to the future in Alice Springs

People gathered not only to celebrate the past but to look to the future of ministry in remote Australia, at a special service yesterday, marking the final day of Centenary celebrations of the Australian Inland Mission (AIM) in Alice Springs. The AIM Centenary Service took place at the John Flynn Memorial Church. With the theme, Looking Back …

Frontier Services welcomes aged care commitment to remote Australians

Frontier Services welcomes aged care commitment to remote Australians

Frontier Services welcomes major reforms to the aged care system, announced by the Federal Government today, including measures which support the vulnerable and extra funding for the workforce. NT Regional Manager Sharon Davis said the $3.7 billion package includes measures to ensure those who are most vulnerable receive the services they need. This is especially …

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More than a measuring stick: the adventures of Margaret Ford

More than a measuring stick: the adventures of Margaret Ford

When you are about to drive through a river in your four-wheel drive loaded up with supplies, you should always test the depth of the river with the most dispensable item in your vehicle, states Margaret Ford, a former Patrol Padre’s wife. The most disposable object, of course, is the Patrol Padre’s wife!  At 85, …

A Mantle of Safety

A Mantle of Safety

 ‘A Mantle of Safety’ explores the remarkable story of the origins of Frontier Services. Narrated by Will Hagon and produced by Monitor Films for Frontier Services, this historical DVD tells a story that all Australians need to hear – and calls for a renewed commitment to the people of remote Australia.  

A blessing to safeguard our roads

A blessing to safeguard our roads

Someone was listening when the Blessing of the Roads ceremony in Esperance took place, said Frontier Services West Nullarbor Patrol Minister Rob Dummermuth, as this year the roads claimed no victims over the Easter break. The Blessing of the Roads is one way for the SES and the Shire of Esperance to inform the community …

Alice Springs celebrates the Centenary

Alice Springs celebrates the Centenary

People lined Todd Mall in Alice Springs on Saturday as Frontier Services Patrol Minister Colin Gordon rode a camel to Adelaide House, as the Alice Springs Uniting Church Centenary Celebrations began, marking 100 years since the establishment of the Australian Inland Mission (AIM). Colin was retracing the steps of early AIM Patrol Padre Bruce Plowman …