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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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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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Clinic catchup: Tibooburra

13 Aug 2015

"Having access to a GP service through a clinic can mean early detection, and treatment," says Alison. "This can save lives in remote communities, as well as avoid emergency retrievals which can occur if things go untreated to the point that they escalate."

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Cheryl's 25 years of service

11 Aug 2015

"I'm so blessed though, I've had a great life and I've been very lucky."

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Across the desert to raise money

11 Aug 2015

"We got to Kazakhstan and were thinking the roads weren't going to be too bad," said Sam. "But the roads over here have potholes, which if you drove into, I don't think you'd get out of."

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Supporting the School of the Air

09 Aug 2015

The biggest challenge these children face is isolation. Satellite lessons and online tutorials are important tools but children need to socialise with each other. A web chat is not the same as kicking a football around with their mates.

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Crew keeps Gene alive in the air

09 Aug 2015

“I said to myself, ‘I’m not going to die on this plane’,” Gene Hildebrand.

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Snakebite sends Alishia on night flight

07 Aug 2015

It didn't take long for 12-year-old Whyalla schoolgirl Alishia Thomas to get back into the saddle after suffering a terrifying snake bite while competing at a rodeo in South Australia's mid-north.

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