Archive for July, 2012

Resilient and Free

Resilient and Free

St Stephen’s Uniting Church Choir recently sang our Centenary Anthem ‘Resilient and Free’. The anthem, with music by Colin Brumby and lyrics by Bruce Prewer, was written especially to celebrate 100 years at the heart of remote Australia. The Frontier Services staff will be singing ‘Resilient and Free’ for guests attending the official Centenary Celebration …

Frontier Services welcomes new Manager of Residential Care

Frontier Services welcomes new Manager of Residential Care

Frontier Services has welcomed Sylvia Rushton as the new Residential Care Manager for its aged care services in the Northern Territory and Kimberley region. Originally from England, Ms Rushton was lured by the opportunity for a new adventure and to learn about different cultures with Frontier Services, the largest provider of aged and community care …

A banner of hope, spirit and resilience

A banner of hope, spirit and resilience

There was an air of excitement as the first banner for the centenary year was proudly unwrapped in the Frontier Services National Office. Rosemary Young, Richard Stewart and Kate Higginbotham with the banner made by Libby StewartThe call went out to supporters all around the country to create a banner which encapsulates the hope, spirit …

Nissan Simpson Crossing finishes on a high

Nissan Simpson Crossing finishes on a high

A spectacular outback concert under the stars in Birdsville was a fitting end to the Nissan Simpson Crossing 50th Anniversary event. A highlight of the night was when Nissan CEO William Peffer presented a cheque to Frontier Services National Director Rosemary Young for $22,509 – the total amount raised from the event which will assist …

Daily Mercury – “History repeats in 4WD style”

Daily Mercury – “History repeats in 4WD style”

HISTORY REPEATS IN 4WD STYLE.   Daily Mercury: Friday, July 13, 2012.   One of Australia’s pioneering motoring adventures is about to be re-lived when sister and brother Marg and Doug Sprigg cross Australia’s Simpson Desert this month in an early model Nissan G60 Patrol – for the second time… Read Full Article. 

Tennant & District Times –

Tennant & District Times –

AIM CELEBRATION.   Tennant & District Timers: 8 June, 2012.   A century of work by the Australian Inland Mission (AIM) was celebrated at the old welfare hut in Tennant Creek recently… Read full article. 

Central Coast Express Advocate – “Experiencing the remoter parts of the nation”

Central Coast Express Advocate – “Experiencing the remoter parts of the nation”

EXPERIENCING THE REMOTER PARTS OF THE NATION.   Central Coast Express Advocate: Wednesday, July 04, 2012.   EIGHT students from Green Point Christian College spent six days in central Australia celebrating 100 years of the Australian InlandMission (AIM) and the ongoing work of Frontier Services. Year 11 student Katelyn Manson said it was an awesome experience going to the outback, meeting other students and learning about Frontier Services …

A cultural discussion – with Bess and Dave Price

A cultural discussion – with Bess and Dave Price

Frontier Services staff gained valuable insights into Aboriginal culture after attending a training day at the Centre of Remote Health in Alice Springs. The day was a success with 28 Frontier Services staff receiving certificates. A highlight was the opening session with presenters Bess and David Price. Bess Nungarrayi Price is an Australian Indigenous activist and …

Uniting Church makes new commitment to remote Australia

After 100 years of unbroken service, the Uniting Church in Australia has made a commitment to continue to stand by remote Australia. Delegates gathered for the 13th Triennial Assembly Meeting of the Uniting Church in Adelaide resolved that the Church would “commit itself anew to the people of remote Australia”, yesterday. The commitment comes as …