Archive for November, 2015

Music on the Hillside

Music on the Hillside

On Sunday the 1st of November, at a lovely little church tucked away in the quiet, bush clad hills of Mount Crosby, in southern Queensland, a capacity crowd of more than one hundred and fifty people gathered for Music on the Hillside, a benefit concert for the Frontier Services Cunnamulla Patrol. Compèred by the much-loved …

So long, good and faithful servant

So long, good and faithful servant

Today marks the end of an era – “KFS”, the plane that has served the Centralian Patrol well for many years is being decommissioned from service with Frontier Services. Rev Colin Gordon, the Centralian Patrol Minister and pilot, reflects on KFS’s final day: November 18th 2015 will not be one of the happiest days I …

Outback Links – The ties that bind us together

Outback Links – The ties that bind us together

When Outback Links volunteer Geoff Cochrane arrived at Mary Birchley’s place, it was an emotional first time meeting between children whose fathers had shared life and death experiences in a long ago war. In their wide brimmed hats and khaki uniforms the two “Diggers” from the 2/9th Battalion picked their way down the precipitous path that clung like a tendril …