In 1912, Reverend John Flynn established the Australian Inland Mission, which cared for an area of over three million square kilometres and is sustained today by Frontier Services, which continues to provide physical, medical and spiritual support to isolated inland communities.
An avid amateur photographer, Flynn documented the early work of the mission extensively, using his powerful photographs to promote its work in lectures and publications. With Frontier Services celebrating its centenary in 2012, this exhibition depicts the Mission at work in remote parts of Australia during the early 20th century. Drawn from the National Library’s collection of more than 4,400 images, it is a testament to the dedication of pioneering missionaries and chronicles the hardships they endured.
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Parkes Place, Parkes Australian Capital Territory, Australia
For more information, contact the organiser by calling (02) 6262 1111 or visit www.nla.gov.au .