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John Flynn founder of the Flying Doctor Service
Title : John Flynn founder of the Flying Doctor Service John Flynn founder of the Flying Doctor Service
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Date of creation : ca. 1915.
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 200 x 155 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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In 1911 as a young Presbyterian minister, John Flynn was sent to Beltana to work for the Australian Inland Mission, ministering to the people of the outback. In 1926 he persuaded Alf Traeger - inventor of the pedal wireless - to come to Alice Springs, and with Traeger's expertise Flynn established the Aerial Medical Service (the Flying Doctor Service) at Cloncurry in 1928. Flynn was an outspoken advocate for the Aboriginal people and a founder of the ecumenical United Church in North Australia.
Related names :

Flynn, John, 1880-1951

Traeger, Alfred Hermann, 1895-1980

Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia

United Church in North Australia

Coverage year : ca. 1915
Place : Adelaide (S. Aust.); Beltana (S. Aust.); Cloncurry (Qld)
Further reading :
Bucknall, Graeme. ' Flynn, John (1880-1951)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 8, Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 1981, pp. 531-534
Rudolph, Ivan. John Flynn: of flying doctors and frontier faith, 2nd ed., Rockhampton, Qld.: Central Queensland University Press, 2000
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