Archive for June, 2012

Outback adventure sparks lasting friendship

Outback adventure sparks lasting friendship

The sky was black as black and the camp fire crackled as 200 people gathered on the bed of the Todd River, 5km outside of Alice Springs. Stories were spun, songs sung and the smell of roasting kangaroo tail filled the air. It was a typical chilly night under the outback sky but for eight …

Uniting Financial Services gets behind Centenary celebration

Uniting Financial Services gets behind Centenary celebration

Frontier Services staff gather in Adelaide in 2007.Frontier Services has welcomed the generous support of Uniting Financial Services for the Centenary celebrations marking 100 years of ministry and support for the people of remote Australia. Uniting Financial Services has a longstanding relationship with Frontier Services, having provided valuable financial services to the organisation for 20 years. …

Next stop Beltana, SA

Next stop Beltana, SA

Don’t let the Dodge run out of petrol! Your $20 donation keeps fuel in the tank as we aim to “Cover the Country” to support children, families and communities across remote Australia. So far we have covered a whopping 767 kilometres. A big thank you to everyone for all their support and generosity Now we …

Lynne Walters (née Prowse); Muswellbrook, NSW

Lynne Walters (née Prowse); Muswellbrook, NSW

I was a fresh faced 24 year old when I arrived on the old focker, into Birdsville.  What I saw below me from the window of the plane, was just simply out of this world and a sight that is deeply entrenched in my memory. The year was 1985 and it was Anzac Day, but …

Young people travel to Alice Springs for Centenary

Young people travel to Alice Springs for Centenary

The places where they go to school are thousands of kilometres apart, but this week a group of young people will learn more about each other and build long-lasting connections as they come together in Alice Springs. Green Point Christian College students on Day One of their trip.Eight students from Green Point Christian College on …

Mary Elizabeth Rogasch

Mary Elizabeth Rogasch

Sister Mary Elizabeth Rogasch – Halls Creek 1918 -1921. Taken from her photo album and journals and written by Joan  Rogasch. Mary Elizabeth Rogasch (Lil) was born in 1880 in Gawler SA and educated there,  She began training at the Children’s Hospital in Adelaide in 1906 and completed it in 1909. In December of that …

Meryl Kohlhoff; Kelso, NSW

Meryl Kohlhoff; Kelso, NSW

The following photo was submitted, on behalf of Meryl Kohlhoff, by Janet Brown.  It shows Meryl Kohlhoff, Judith Hunt and the cat named “Shyti”. The photo was taken at Birdsville (in the hospital grounds) in 1969.                        

Sandy Kelly; Kuranda, QLD

Sandy Kelly; Kuranda, QLD

Welcome to MY WORLD as Coordinator, North West Isolated Care (NWIC), Frontier Services QLD – 1993-2001 The first time I applied for the above position I was unsuccessful. Twelve (12) months later the position can up again and I reapplied telling the interview panel at my interview that ‘if I was not successful this time I …

North West Star Mt Isa – “Rededication Service”

REDEDICATION SERVICE.   North West Star Mt Isa: Friday, June 08, 2012.   Under a beautiful sunny sky more than 100 people gathered yesterday to rededicate the Cloister of Memorial Plaques at John Flynn Place Cloncurry. Originally dedicated in 1969, the Cloister of Memorial Plaques pays tribute to the enduring history of the Australian Inland Mission (now called Frontier Services)… Read Full Article.   

Rhonda named Employee of the Year

Rhonda named Employee of the Year

Rhonda (right) with the WA Governor Malcolm McCusker and Mrs Tonya McCusker. It is the extra little things that make the difference. Receiving new clothes. Getting your favourite cake on your birthday. Having someone speak to you in your own language. These are the things Rhonda Sawtell does for the elderly people living at the …