Angels in the Outback: The Australian Inland Mission by Max Griffiths

By Max Griffiths

prior to international conflict I whilst the Australian outback suffered with the decline of its goldmines and the not easy instances on its pastoral runs, a tender Victorian arrived to work out how he may support. The white population of principal Australia have been few, and have been hardly if ever visited through priests, medical professionals or nurses. It was once the Reverend John Flynn, a tender Presbyterian clergyman from Victoria, who got down to ease the loneliness of many outback humans. operating less than the banner of his Australian Inland undertaking he ultimately used to be helped by means of vacationing padres who held spiritual providers the place or 3 humans and a baby or have been accrued jointly, and through the younger nurses who opened makeshift hospitals faraway from the doctor’s surgical procedure. It used to be right here within the past due Twenties that the world’s first flying health professional carrier was once based - made attainable by means of Flynn’s supporters; a tender and devoted Melbourne healthcare professional named George Simpson; Alfred Traegar of Adelaide who devised a pedal instant that associated outback homesteads and camps with the far off pilot and surgeon; and the engineers who controlled to slot a stretcher contained in the cramped cabin of the tiny Qantas airplane of that period. this can be their outstanding tale advised for the 1st time in all its element and with the knowledge of an insider.

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