Archive for May, 2012

Radium Hill pays tribute to its outback nurses

Radium Hill pays tribute to its outback nurses

Sr Dulcie Gibson and Connie Savage in 1957-8The nurses who worked at the Australian Inland Mission (AIM) hospital in Radium Hill more than 50 years ago were celebrated as “unsung heroes” at a special Centenary display this month. A collection of historical photos and records went on display at the beginning of May at the …

Communities suffer with Fly In, Fly Out

Communities suffer with Fly In, Fly Out

The increasing reliance on Fly In, Fly Out workers is making it significantly harder to deliver the essential services needed in remote communities, Frontier Services told a Federal Inquiry today. The enormous salaries on offer to FIFO workers in the mining sector has made it incredibly difficult to recruit professional counsellors, nurses and family support …

A baptism in the bush

A baptism in the bush

Six families, 15 children, 100 guests and one Patrol Minister gathered in the heart of outback Queensland for the Nebine Bush Christening. Frontier Services Patrol Minister Rev John Case baptised all of the children on the tennis courts of the Nebine Community Centre as friends and family watched on. The Nebine Centre, 190km west of …

Bush Telegraph – ‘100 Years of Frontier Services’

Bush Telegraph – ‘100 Years of Frontier Services’

100 YEARS OF FRONTIER SERVICES.   Bush Telegraph, 17 May 2012.   One hundred years ago, Reverend John Flynn came up with a plan that changed the course of Australia’s social and medical history. He presented a unique proposal to the Presbyterian Church to set up community and health care in outback Australia. The church gave it …

Northern Synod News – ‘Frontier Services Celebrations’

Northern Synod News – ‘Frontier Services Celebrations’

FRONTIER SERVICES CELEBRATIONS.   Uniting Church in Australia, Northern Synod website, 3 May 2012.   In April 2011 Stuart Traynor, chairman of the Alice Springs National Trust invited the Uniting Church in Alice Springs to celebrate the heritage of the AIM during Heritage Week in April 2012… The day arrived with Frontier Services Patrol Minister Colin …

Work Party volunteers pick up tools for Frontier Services

Volunteers are travelling outback and picking up tools, paintbrushes and scrubbing brushes to assist with the vital upkeep of Frontier Services buildings across the country. A Work Party consisting of 12 people from across Queensland, NSW and Victoria has met in Charleville for a two-week stint to complete vital jobs at a number of the …

Work Party volunteers pick up tools for Frontier Services

Work Party volunteers pick up tools for Frontier Services

Volunteers are travelling outback and picking up tools, paintbrushes and scrubbing brushes to assist with the vital upkeep of Frontier Services buildings across the country. A Work Party consisting of 12 people from across Queensland, NSW and Victoria has met in Charleville for a two-week stint to complete vital jobs at a number of the …

Insights – ‘100 years at the heart of Australia’

Insights – ‘100 years at the heart of Australia’

100 YEARS AT THE HEART OF AUSTRALIA.   Insights, 1 April 2012.   “Frontier Services, an agency of the Assembly, is still serving rural and remote Australia through the provision of ministry and community services, striving to break down the disadvantage created by distance and isolation. In the centenary year, it is celebrating Flynn’s vision for …

Crosslight – ‘Outback outreach 100 not out’

Crosslight – ‘Outback outreach 100 not out’

OUTBACK OUTREACH 100 NOT OUT.   Crosslight, 1 April 2012.   “It is 100 years since ‘Flynn of the Inland’, the famous Rev John Flynn, set up the Australian Inland Mission (AIM) in 1912.  The Uniting Church Historical Society invited Frontier Services national director Rosemary Young to be guest speaker at their AGM to mark …