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

By Max Griffiths

previous to international conflict I whilst the Australian outback suffered with the decline of its goldmines and the challenging occasions on its pastoral runs, a tender Victorian arrived to determine how he may well aid. The white population of primary Australia have been few, and have been not often if ever visited by means of monks, medical professionals or nurses. It used to be the Reverend John Flynn, a tender Presbyterian clergyman from Victoria, who got down to ease the loneliness of many outback humans. operating lower than the banner of his Australian Inland undertaking he ultimately was once helped by means of vacationing padres who held spiritual prone the place or 3 humans and a toddler or have been accrued jointly, and by way of the younger nurses who opened makeshift hospitals faraway from the doctor’s surgical procedure. It used to be the following within the past due Nineteen Twenties that the world’s first flying medical professional provider used to be based - made attainable via Flynn’s supporters; a tender and devoted Melbourne health 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 physician; and the engineers who controlled to slot a stretcher contained in the cramped cabin of the tiny Qantas airplane of that period. this is often their notable tale advised for the 1st time in all its element and with the certainty of an insider.

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