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Australian Inland Mission (1912 - 1977)

  • Australian Inland Mission poster [transparency] : The A.I.M. was founded in 1912 by the Presbyterian Church of Australia as her contribution to the general welfare of bush settlers / John Flynn.

    Australian Inland Mission poster [transparency] : The A.I.M. was founded in 1912 by the Presbyterian Church of Australia as her contribution to the general welfare of bush settlers / John Flynn., 1912? - 1951?, by Flynn, John, courtesy of Australian Inland Mission Collection, National Library of Australia.
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From
1912
To
1977
Categories
Care Provider and Church Agency
Alternative Names
  • AIM (also known as)
  • Australian Presbyterian Mission (also known as)

The Australian Inland Mission (AIM) was founded by the Presbyterian minister, John Flynn in 1912. The AIM ran the Halls Creek Mission in Western Australia. In 1977, the Uniting Church was established and the inland missions of the Presbyterian, Congregational and Methodist Churches were combined to form Frontier Services.

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The Australian Inland Mission (AIM), also known as the Australian Presbyterian Mission, was founded by The Reverend John Flynn (1880-1951), a Presbyterian minister following his report to the Presbyterian Assembly in 1912 on the needs of Outback people. His report resulted in the establishment of the AIM of which he was appointed Superintendent. In 1977, the Uniting Church was established and the inland missions of the Presbyterian, Congregational and Methodist Churches were combined to form Frontier Services.

Flynn's caring practical support to remote homesteads and communities was completed with the establishment of the AIM Aerial Medical Service, the precursor to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

The AIM ran the Halls Creek Mission in Western Australia from 1943 to 1960.

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 1912 - 1977 Australian Inland Mission
       1977 - Frontier Services

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Australian Inland Mission poster [transparency] : The A.I.M. was founded in 1912 by the Presbyterian Church of Australia as her contribution to the general welfare of bush settlers / John Flynn.
Title
Australian Inland Mission poster [transparency] : The A.I.M. was founded in 1912 by the Presbyterian Church of Australia as her contribution to the general welfare of bush settlers / John Flynn.
Type
Image
Date
1912? - 1951?
Creator
Flynn, John
Source
Australian Inland Mission Collection, National Library of Australia

Details

Australian Inland Mission Club House, Carnarvon, Western Australia [transparency]
Title
Australian Inland Mission Club House, Carnarvon, Western Australia [transparency]
Type
Image
Date
1912 - 1951
Source
Part of Australian Inland Mission collection [picture] collection, National Library of Australia

Details

Sources used to compile this entry: Frontier Services [website], http://www.frontierservices.org; Information Services, Department for Community Development, Signposts: A Guide for Children and Young People in Care in WA from 1920, Government of Western Australia, 2004, http://signposts.cpfs.wa.gov.au/pdf/pdf.aspx.

Prepared by: Leanne Howard and Debra Rosser