By Max Griffiths

ahead of global warfare I whilst the Australian outback suffered with the decline of its goldmines and the demanding instances on its pastoral runs, a tender Victorian arrived to determine how he may well aid. The white population of crucial Australia have been few, and have been hardly if ever visited through monks, 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 below the banner of his Australian Inland challenge he finally used to be helped by means of vacationing padres who held spiritual providers 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 overdue Twenties that the world’s first flying health professional provider was once based - made attainable by means of Flynn’s supporters; a tender and committed Melbourne medical professional named George Simpson; Alfred Traegar of Adelaide who devised a pedal instant that associated outback homesteads and camps with the far flung pilot and health professional; and the engineers who controlled to slot a stretcher contained in the cramped cabin of the tiny Qantas plane of that period. this can be their striking tale advised for the 1st time in all its aspect and with the knowledge of an insider.

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