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We’re the Forgotten People

We’re the Forgotten People

Farmer Kev is grateful for the support of Frontier Services’ Outback Links volunteers in helping him not feel like the forgotten people. Their company and practical assistance has been a source of hope through a bleak drought that continues to drag on. We visited Kev on the property that he’s owned for almost 40 years. …

Making do with what they have

Making do with what they have

Donna’s family faced three years of drought before rain earlier this year brought temporary relief. But Donna knows that another dry season is inevitable. Frontier Services headed out to her property in far-western NSW earlier this year to find out how she and her family are coping and making do with what they have. We …

Chaplaincy in the midst of coronavirus

Chaplaincy in the midst of coronavirus

Quarantine, isolation and border controls throughout this year have had an impact on the work of our Frontier Services Buch Chaplains. But they’ve continued to find ways to reach out and connect with communities across Remote Australia. We chatted to Benjamin Quilliam and Peter Wait who work in the Centralian and Tennant Barkly regions of …

The Great Outback BBQ 2020

The Great Outback BBQ 2020

The Great Outback BBQ 2020 looks a little different this year. We know that you might not be able to host a BBQ the same way you have in previous years. Check out what our creative friends around the country have been doing instead. It might just spark some inspiration for your own event! Host …

Breaking barriers and building bridges

Breaking barriers and building bridges

One of the most incredible things that we get to see here at Frontier Services is when the work of our Bush Chaplains meets the generosity of our Outback Links volunteers. It’s a wonderful thing to witness the difference that it makes for people living in Remote Australia. In late September, that’s exactly what happened. …

Flashback from ninety years ago

Flashback from ninety years ago

In October 1930, the first volume of Frontier News was published. In this Flashback from ninety years ago, we share with you snippets of stories and photos from the day. A new head office On the cover of volume one is a sketch of the new Assembly Hall and offices on Margaret and York Streets, …

Volunteers lifted our spirits

Volunteers lifted our spirits

Volunteers lifted our spirits: Megan has worked on her brother’s farm since 2003 and has had a really heart-breaking decade. Megan moved onto the farm in NSW with her brother to look after her sick parents. Sadly, they have since passed away and her biggest reminder of them is the farm.  Megan feels a huge …

Our livelihood depends on the rain

Our livelihood depends on the rain

Our livelihood depends on the rain: The past six months have been very trying times. Recovering from droughts, bushfires and now COVID-19. Farmers are working incredibly hard to make ends meet in these rough times. Two hardworking farmers who have been through it all are David and Linda. The couple are located 200km north of …

Bushfire Recovery

Bushfire Recovery

Arnie Wierenga and Jennie Gordon are Chaplains in the Presbytery of Gippsland. Two incredibly kind hearted people who worked to support Frontier Services Bush Chaplain Rowena Harris during the bushfire earlier this year. Arnie and Jennie have been there for our remote communities supporting bushfire recovery at a time when hearts are broken and morale …

February 2018 Edition – Frontier News

February 2018 Edition – Frontier News

In this edition of Frontier News, we share stories about serving those in the Australian Outback, including Rev Sunny of the Cunnamulla-Burke & Wills Remote Area supporting Queenslanders during a long drought; Outback Links volunteers providing assistance and respite during times of ill-health and grief; and reflecting on the Kennedy Remote Area – then and now.