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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 …

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 …

Golden Anniversary for Andamooka

Golden Anniversary for Andamooka

Friday 28th August commemorates a golden anniversary in the South Australian opal mining town of Andamooka. It is 50 years to the day since the Andamooka hospital was opened, a facility built and staffed by the Australian Inland Mission (AIM) and continued to this day under the AIM’s successor, Frontier Services. The opening of Andamooka …

The Big Hearted Little Op Shop

The Big Hearted Little Op Shop

A big shout out to our steadfast supporters on the NSW mid-north coast. In the scenic coastal township of South West Rocks, the Uniting Church Op Shop is a hub of sharing and caring where wonderful pre-loved goods are bought for modest prices, with all proceeds going to good causes. Our Major Gifts Officer, Dan …

Return to the Ridge

Return to the Ridge

Driving nine-and-a-half hours to fix a tractor in forty degree heat is what most of us would call a hard day’s work. But for a group of Sydney mechanics it’s a job they’re happy to do, no questions asked, to help a group of struggling farmers in north-west New South Wales. Volunteer patrol mechanics from …