Archive for December, 2012

A Snowy River Christmas

A Snowy River Christmas

By the time Boxing Day rolls around, Rev Rowena Harris will have travelled up and down the hills of the Snowy River region for a flurry of festive celebrations. She will have led the singing for countless carols, enjoyed many a Christmas spread and played a big part in bringing communities together to share in …

Christmas at Old Timers

Christmas at Old Timers

With just over a week left until Christmas Day, we decided to ask some of the residents living at Old Timers in Alice Springs about their favourite Christmas memories. They were full of wonderful stories like riding on a sled in the snow down the street, eating rabbit instead of turkey for Christmas dinner because of the war-time rations, waiting six weeks for …

Portland Uniting Church celebrates the Centenary

Portland Uniting Church celebrates the Centenary

Rev Bruce Gallacher painted a vivid picture of rugged ranges, red soil and native flora when he spoke about his work as the Kimberley Patrol Minister at the centenary celebrations held in Portland, Victoria. Portland Uniting Church hosted the celebration to mark 100 years of ministry in remote Australia by Frontier Services and its predecessors. …

Centenary House opens in Alice Springs

Centenary House opens in Alice Springs

A new building for Frontier Services staff in Alice Springs was officially opened on Saturday. It has been named Centenary House, in recognition of the centenary of the Australian Inland Mission (AIM) this year, and features a unique sustainable design. Minister for Regional Development and Indigenous Advancement Alison Anderson MLA officially opened the building, located on the same site as the Old Timers …

Volunteering at Wartaka Station

Volunteering at Wartaka Station

With the celebration of International Volunteer Day yesterday, we are excited to share this story written by Outback Links volunteer Jenny Rossiter about her experience of lending a hand at Wartaka Station in South Australia. We thank all our volunteers for the wonderful job they do. A new Tonka grader was in the back of the red-dust …

Christmas comes early for remote kids

Christmas comes early for remote kids

Many remote families have enjoyed a visit from RAFS teams in the lead up to Christmas. As the five RAFS teams wrap up for the year, they are trying to visit as many families as possible to bring the excitement of Christmas to the children as it will be a long break in between visits over …