Archive for July, 2013

Farewell Rosemary

Farewell Rosemary

Today, Frontier Services says farewell to its National Director Rosemary Young. We thank Rosemary for her tireless service to and great compassion for the people of remote Australia. Through her guidance and leadership over the past 18 years, Rosemary has ensured that, 100 years on, John Flynn’s ‘mantle of safety’ continues to make a real …

Rev Ian Tucker farewells the Cobar-Nyngan Patrol

Rev Ian Tucker farewells the Cobar-Nyngan Patrol

After three years of lending a hand and a listening ear, Rev Ian Tucker has finished up as Frontier Services Cobar/Nyngan Patrol Minister this week. As part of his ministry, Ian has supported the Cobar and Nyngan Uniting Church communities and played an important role in providing pastoral care to people across the region. He has been …

Traveller finds medical help in the outback

Traveller finds medical help in the outback

 An outback traveller who was badly injured when he tripped and fell over his caravan found swift medical care in the hands of a Frontier Services nurse when he was visiting the Gulf Savannah region in North Queensland. Deryck Robinson wrote to Frontier Services to express his appreciation for the care he received when he …

Frontier Services Patron Tim Fischer AC

Frontier Services is honoured to have Hon Tim Fischer AC at its Patron. The former Deputy Prime Minister served in politics for 30 years, including as leader of the National Party and Minister for Trade in the Coalition. Born in the Riverina district of NSW, Mr Fischer has led an equally accomplished life as a …

A respite centre that feels like home

A respite centre that feels like home

The yarning fills the room and the kettle is constantly on the boil as more people are dropping into the Frontier Services Roebourne Community Wellness Centre, a service which provides respite to carers across the Roebourne Shire in the Pilbara. The centre is a space where carers of people with a mental illness or intellectual …

Shifting Sands to Solid Rock

Shifting Sands to Solid Rock takes us on a wonderfully-woven and provocative journey through the pioneering days of the outback. Featuring over 100 photographic plates with many rarely seen works by master photographer John Flynn. What was happening in the world as the first Patrol Padres ventured inland to minister to the needs of those physically …

Birthday outing at Wuggubun

Birthday outing at Wuggubun

It was a very special birthday outing for the clients at Frontier Services Kununurra Community Care and Respite Centre who travelled to Wuggubun Community for a picnic on Monday. Eleven clients went to Wuggubun for the day, enjoying a picnic lunch and some time out of town. Three of these clients celebrated their birthday. Manager …

Making it an outback celebration

Making it an outback celebration

Would you like to add a touch of the outback to your upcoming celebration? Thinking of creative ways to host a Great Outback BBQ? Well, here is a great example of how a significant birthday celebration was turned into an outback-themed event while raising money to support the work of Frontier Services. Rev Tony Winter, …