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Frontier Services has a range of interesting and informative books available that tell the story of the work of Frontier Services, or of the people of remote Australia. 

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Bush Kids: Growing up on an Outback Station in Australia

Jennie Bucknell has collected hundreds of photos that tell the story of children living on stations in the
outback, including a section on the Frontier Services RAFS teams. It is a stunning collection celebrating the lives of Australia’s station children, capturing the lifestyle, humour and resilience of little outback Aussies. It’s a great gift for anyone who loves the outback for just $35! AND if you put “Frontier Services” next to your name on the website order form, $5 will be donated
towards our work supporting remote families.

Order it from www.thisfarmerswife.com.au



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Footsteps in the Outback

 Footsteps in the Outback is a new book by former Broken Hill Patrol Minister Rev Jorge Rebolledo featuring a series of stories inspired by his time working with Frontier Services.

The small collection of stories offers a resource for personal reflection and a pathway into thinking about how some of our stories can help us to think more about the church in remote and isolated communities. The stories take the reader on a journey into what ministry in the Australian Outback can look like, and through moments of comedy, seriousness, surprise, tragedy and personal spiritual growth, lead the reader in an exploration of the essence of ministry that is, a life that is focused on the other and flows out of one which is lived with God and a commitment to follow Christ.

You can purchase the book direct from the Fishpond website



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At the Very Heart – Storry Walton AM 


Written by Storry Walton AM and published by Wakefield Press, the book celebrates the work begun by outback legend John Flynn with the Australian Inland Mission and its successor Frontier Services.


Weaving together memoirs and stunning images from generations of people who have walked alongside remote families and provided vital services for a century, At the Very Heart is a book to share with the whole family.


Order your copy today by phoning Frontier Services National Office on 1300 787 247 or download an order form here.

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Katju Australia: An Australian Translation of Advance Australia Fair


Kutju Australia is a resource, consisting of a book, DVD and CD, that teaches viewers the words of Kutju Australia, an Australian translation of Advance Australia Fair. 

Kutju Australia combines the skills of First Australian Alison Nararula Anderson MLA, the enthusiasm and talent of the children and staff of Ntaria (NT) and Killara (NSW) schools, the recording skills of Sugarkane Music, the filming skills of Alice Springs Film and Television, under the coordination of Teg Egan. 


This resource is availbale for purchase through Ted Egan’s website for $26 (including postage and handeling).



The Garden of Myth – Joan Rogasch and Dulcie Andrew


The Garden of Myth is a delightful book describing the life of pioneer nursing sisters posted to the Australian Inland Mission Hospital in Halls Creek, WA.

Life in the outback was harsh and unforgiving. It was full of drama but very rewarding. The Garden of Myth, edited by a professional historian, is a lively record of this remote district of drought and flood and tells of many events in the daily life of AIM nurses. The book has been released in the centenary year of Frontier Services. Download an order form here.


Shifting Sands to Solid Rock – Rob Linn


Shifting Sands to Solid Rock tells the story of Frontier Services’ unique history, with images and stories from Frontier Services past. To find out more click here.


Price: $20.00 (plus $10.00 postage and handling)


As seen on ABC’s Landline and The Outback Magazine.


To order please complete the book order form and return to GPO Box 2527, Sydney NSW 2001 or fax to 02 8270 1313.



Palmerston to Darwin – 75 Years of Service on the Frontier – Arch Grant


Tells of the development of the first church in Darwin (Palmerston). It tells out a story of development and a story of people, filling the gaps in the many histories of northern Australia.


Price: $11 (plus $5.00 postage and handling)


To order please complete the book order form and return to GPO Box 2527, Sydney NSW 2001 or fax to 02 8270 1313.



Aliens in Arnhem Land – Arch Grant


This is a portrait of Rev Thomas Theodor Webb and his interaction with the indigenous people in Arnhem Land during the late ’20’s and ’30’s. It’s story is as relevant today as T.T. Webb himself identifies with the richness of a culture 40,000 years in the making, and foresees the troubles and injustice of white society’s intervention.


Price: $8 (plus $5.00 postage and handling)


To order please complete the book order form and return to GPO Box 2527, Sydney NSW 2001 or fax to 02 8270 1313.