Outback Links is preparing to lead a team of 54 volunteers including Rotarians, RACQ mechanics, Qantas engineers, cabin crew and a 747 captain to south west Qld in September 2016, on a trip to lend their time and skills to farmers. The aim is to raise spirits in the drought-affected community by offering a week of hard work.
Frontier Services recognises 26 September 1912 as its foundation date. On this day a Presbyterian minister, Rev John Flynn ‘Flynn of the Inland’ was appointed the first superintendent of the AIM (Australian Inland Mission). Flynn was a great humanitarian. He believed outreach to disadvantaged people in remote Australia should be practical and beneficial.
Fred Vanclay was patrol padre in the Tennant Barkly Patrol during the late 80s and early 90s.
It started with an email: “Volunteers wanted to help outback farmers” which …