Tag Archives: Royal Flying Doctor Service

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

Aside | Posted on by | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Tim’s time with the Doctor may lead to rural practice

For University of Wollongong student doctor Tim Roach, a 12-month stint in Broken Hill was a ‘fantastic experience’, bringing him into contact with a diverse range of challenges. Additionally, it has encouraged him to consider returning to rural practice after … Continue reading

Posted in A day in the life, Health | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

When landing, watch out for emus

Senior pilot Magnus Badger has been flying with the RFDS SE Section for 25 years. Since joining us in 1988, he has flown 13,000 hours to towns scattered across the South Eastern Section, an area the size of France. Originally … Continue reading

Posted in Aviation | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Snakebite scare on family picnic

Five-year-old Jack Purvis is lucky to be alive after he suffered a vicious snake bite while playing with his sister by the river at Nyngan, a small town in central New South Wales. Jack’s parents were picnicking at a party … Continue reading

Posted in A day in the life | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in A day in the life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in A day in the life | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Bob’s heart-stopping trip to Menindee Lake

Working as a bus driver, Bob Duke thought he was in robust good health. His job meant he had a medical examination every 12 months. While camping out at Menindee Lake earlier this year, however, he collapsed. “Everything was normal,” … Continue reading

Posted in A day in the life, Aviation | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment