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Historic cars drive Bay to Birdwood partnership

24 Sep 2020

Iconic 1920s images showing the Royal Flying Doctor Service’s founder traversing the outback in a battered Dodge Buckboard are inspiring the restoration of two vintage cars in South Australia.

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Get well soon Ray

19 Aug 2015

We like to say a big get well soon to one of our long time volunteers Ray Conway.

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Teamwork in a heartbeat saves Darryl

17 Aug 2015

An acute sense of self-awareness, a rapid response by work mates and a 700 kilometre flight from the outback combined to save the life of Darryl "Fuzz" Hucks.

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No ordinary bush Dental Clinic

17 Aug 2015

It's no ordinary visit to the dentist when the clinic comes to you in an outback pub dining room on the Birdsville Track. For bush folk, the pub clinic is the difference between getting your teeth seen to now or having to take days off work to drive hundreds of kilometres to see a dentist in town.

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A tough year for Mum – a family recalls 1992

17 Aug 2015

"One day my brother, who was ten, and I were mucking around in the back yard with an old set of golf clubs and a flat soccer ball. At one point he swung the stick and it got me across the eye"

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Lynne’s story: managing my mental health

17 Aug 2015

"I always presented myself as being OK, when I really wasn't and was actually really struggling," says Lynne.

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Tragedy strikes twice for Doug Mullet

15 Aug 2015

On Sunday 26 April 2015 the Flying Doctors said good luck and farewell to 65 year old Doug Mullett who was beginning his epic 5,500km fundraising trek.

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Helping isolated women stay healthy

13 Aug 2015

"It's a male-dominated culture," explains Jacqueline. "Girls have to be tough, wrangling bulls and sheep and cattle and stuff. It's an adventure, but it can also be the first time young girls have lived away from home, even if they've grown up on the land.

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RFDS to the rescue – twice!

13 Aug 2015

"I played netball and everyone just thought I'd pulled a muscle in my back," explains Natalie. "But it went on for months and months and just got worse ...

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