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A man who saw a need and did something about it

“I can still hear his voice,” Joy Swan says. “I can still hear him saying he wanted to put a mantle of safety over Australia.” The sprightly Sydney senior citizen was a volunteer letter writer at Rev John Flynn’s Australian … Continue reading

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Bridging the Outback dental gap

In the small NSW Outback community of Collarenebri a trip to the dentist used to be governed entirely by whether you had access to a car. The nearest dental service at Walgett, about 80 km away, is operated by the … Continue reading

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Meeting the challenge to reach people in remote areas

My name is Tracey King and I’m the RFDS senior flight nurse at Broken Hill. I had a call at midnight not long ago to say that a woman in Ivanhoe was about to give birth. Ivanhoe is a small township on … Continue reading

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Holiday of a lifetime

For Deirdre Haywood and her husband, Brian, it was to have been a holiday of a lifetime. It began with a caravan odyssey through Central Australia last year, followed by a spectacular cruise up the Kimberly Coast. Then a leisurely … Continue reading

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Double trouble for the Marshall family

For Outback mother-of-two Kerryn Marshall, a drive to the shops or childcare is 50-minutes away in Lightning Ridge. Mrs Marshall and her husband, Sean, have only been on their 7,300ha sheep farm at Goodooga, NSW, about two years. In that … Continue reading

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Dorothy’s decade of donations

For 10 years Murray Bridge woman Dorothy Head has been raising money for the RFDS at The Hangar Op Shop on Fifth Street, Murray Bridge. Dorothy opened the shop 10 years ago, with her late husband, Alan, and since then … Continue reading

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Sam the horseman is heading north

Sam Alexander, a medical student from Gippsland Victoria, set off on the 25th of Feb this year to make a solo 5,330km horseback journey across the Bicentennial National Trail of Australia. Along the way he is visiting schools and communities … Continue reading

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