The Australian Inland Mission (AIM) was established in 1912 by the Rev John Flynn (later founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service) of the Presbyterian Church. The AIM's work was primarily in the Northern Territory, but also was in remote South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland. In 1950, the AIM purchased Warrawee, at Grange as a location for seaside camps for children from inland Australia. The SA Council of the Australian Inland Mission ran Warrawee from 1950 until 1975. With the formation of the Uniting Church of Australia in 1977, the work of AIM was continued through the Presbyterian Inland Mission and Frontier Services.
Sources used to compile this entry: 'Australian Inland Mission', National Library of Australia, http://www.nla.gov.au/selected-library-collections/australian-inland-mission; George, Karen, Finding your own way, Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia Inc., 2005, http://nunku.org.au/resources/; Trengove, Anna, 'Australian Inland Mission (1912 - 1977)', in Find & Connect web resource, Find & Connect Web Resource Project for the Commonwealth of Australia, 2011, http://www.findandconnect.gov.au/ref/nt/biogs/YE00079b.htm.
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 16 February 2011, Last modified: 20 February 2015