Archive for May, 2014

Jabiru Leadership Camp

Jabiru Leadership Camp

The smell of buffalo cooking in an earth-oven wafted around the fireplace and voices lifted in praise long into the night as Indigenous church leaders gathered in Jabiru for a three-day leadership camp. As many as 60 church leaders flew in from Yirrkala, Milingimbi, Galiwin’ku, Maningrida, Warruwi and Minjilang for the camp in April. West …

Taking stock after the smoke

Taking stock after the smoke

When bushfires raged through the farms and small townships of East Gippsland in February, everyone in the community felt the impact. Many played a part in the emergency response, even as their own homes were burning. Behind those on the frontline, others played the vital role of providing support and counselling. Now, after the smoke …

Roses in the Dust and Mulga

Roses in the Dust and Mulga

When you’re a busy mum living on half a million acres in the backblocks of western Queensland in drought, finding a second job to pay the bills isn’t so easy as applying at the local employment agency. Epsilon, the sprawling cattle station where Sharon and  Graham Betts and their family live is 180 kilometres away from the …

May Frontier News is Out Now

May Frontier News is Out Now

The May edition of Frontier News has just been released. In this edition we focus on ‘Women in the Outback’; their lives, loves, struggles and work. Some of the women of remote Australia who share their stories are: Samantha Pursehouse, a young woman in her twenties, who, with her husband David, volunteered in our Outback …

Host a Great Outback BBQ

Each year the Great Outback BBQ raises vital funds to keep Frontier Services on the road in remote Australia. During the month of September, you are invited to host your own Great Outback BBQ event to show your support for remote Australia. Gather your family, friends, church or community around the BBQ and have some …