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Outback Links prepares to Return to the Ridge

Outback Links prepares to Return to the Ridge

Outback Links volunteers return to the “Ridge” – April 2016 Outback Links is in preparation for a return to Lightning Ridge in April 2016 leading a group of 30 skilled volunteers to help farmers in the drought affected area. “Things are still tough for farmers in Lightning Ridge. They are in their fourth year of …

February Frontier News out now

February Frontier News out now

When reading this issue of Frontier News, many of the east coast readership might think it redundant, with frequent showers around Sydney and coastal NSW. News reports of rivers beginning to run again in the drought-stricken inland is a relief, “surely they are fine now”. But it’s a long road to recovery after drought, so …

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 …

A great day for a Great Outback BBQ

A great day for a Great Outback BBQ

We are always excited to hear from our fundraisers and how their Great Outback BBQ went. Our thanks to Elaine Nitschke for sending in these great photos and story: Sunday, 20th September 2015 was a beautiful spring day in the mallee area of NW Victoria and members of the Southern Mallee Co-operative Parish, Hopetoun and …

Uralla celebrates our Great Outback Barbie in style

Uralla celebrates our Great Outback Barbie in style

If you want to experience the hospitality of the Bush, drop into the little western NSW town of Uralla. Uralla is a heritage district famous as the birthplace of local Bushranger ‘Captain Thunderbolt’- whose story features prominently in the museum there. But it’s the friendly folk you’ll meet who’ll stay in your memory long after …