Archive for August, 2012

Great Outback BBQ lights up at Birdsville Races

Great Outback BBQ lights up at Birdsville Races

The hot plates are sizzling at the iconic Birdsville Races for the Frontier Services Great Outback BBQ which was launched this morning. In its second year, the Great Outback BBQ is an opportunity for people to host a BBQ with their friends, family, work mates or community group to raise money for Frontier Services, which …

Centenary book launch at the National Library

Centenary book launch at the National Library

A book of people’s stories and rarely seen photographs capturing the past 100 years in Australia’s remote heartland was launched today at the National Library of Australia in Canberra. At the Very Heart, written by Storry Walton AM and published by Wakefield Press, celebrates the work begun by outback legend John Flynn with the Australian …

Centenary Classic Outback Trial

Centenary Classic Outback Trial

The Centenary Classic Outback Trial saw competitors endure the rain and cold and cover 2150 kilometers of outback terrain to raise significant funds for Frontier Services’ Outback Links program. This video shows some footage of the cars taking part in some time trials. Get a glimpse of being inside a rally car driver’s seat.

The Daily Telegraph –

The Daily Telegraph –

HONOURING THE OUTBACK ANGELS.     The Daily Telegraph, Saturday August 11, 2012.   In the days when horses and camels powered travel, one man journeyed into the heart of the nation to help sustain outback living. Reverend John Flynn, along with the Presbyterian church, formed Australian Inland Mission (AIM) — known as a ‘‘mantle of safety’ — to provide medical and communication …

Classic Outback Trial reaches Renmark

Classic Outback Trial reaches Renmark

Classic Outback Trial reaches its final destination FRIDAY 24 August: After six days racing through outback NSW, the Classic Outback Trial has reached its final destination, Renmark in South Australia. Rosemary Young (middle) with the Frontier Services/Hartmann team at the hangar for the BrokenHill PatrolTomorrow will be the final day of competition before the presentation …

Old Timers Fete – a day for everyone

Old Timers Fete – a day for everyone

There is one event every year in Alice Springs that brings the community together – the Frontier Services Old Timers Fete – and this year was no exception. Enjoying the sunshine at the Old Timers Fete The sun was shining as the crowds poured in for the 45th annual fete from 11am on Saturday. This …

Midwest Times –

Midwest Times –

OUTBACK MISSION MILESTONE.   Midwest Times: Thursday, August 9, 2012.  The Uniting Church in Dongara celebrated 100 years of Frontier Services — the major provider of residential and community aged care, health and community services as well as pastoral support… Read full article. 

Border Watch – “Church commits to ongoing service in regional Australia”

Border Watch – “Church commits to ongoing service in regional Australia”

CHURCH COMMITS TO ONGOING SERVICE IN REGIONAL AUSTRALIA. Border Watch: Friday, July 20, 2012.   THE Uniting Church in Australia has made a commitment to continue to stand by remote Australia after 100 years of unbroken service. Delegates at the 13th Triennial Assembly Meeting of the Uniting Church in Adelaide resolved that the church would “commit itself anew to the people of remote …