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Papers of Reverend Fred McKay, circa 1919-2000 [manuscript]
Bib ID 650484
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
McKay, Fred, 1907-2000
 
Access Conditions Part available for research; part requires permission for research. Not for loan. 
Description [ca. 1919-2000] 
approximately 16.50 m. (74 boxes) + 2 fol. boxes + 1 packet + 3 poster rolls + 3 briefcases + 5 other boxes. 
Summary

MS 8127 comprises funeral memorabilia relating to Reverend Fred McKay including two videocassettes of the funeral and memorial services, and an invitation to the dedication of the Fred and Meg Peace Garden, 6 August 2000 (1 packet).

The Acc01.068 instalment comprises correspondence, diaries, notebooks and files relating to people and organisations that McKay was involved with, including John Flynn, the R.A.A.F., Presbyterian Church and the Australian Inland Mission. There is some material relating to McKay's service as moderator-general. The collection also includes Uniting Church cuttings, drafts, photographs, tapes, videocassettes and objects (74 boxes, 2 fol. boxes, 3 poster rolls, 3 briefcases, 5 other boxes).

Biography/History

Presbyterian minister. James Frederick (Fred) McKay was born in Mackay, Queensland in 1907, the third of nine children. He attended Thornburgh College in Charters Tower as a boarder. In 1933, he graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Emmanuel College, University of Queensland. McKay was the Presbyterian minister at Southport in Queensland when he met Reverend John Flynn and decided to join the Australian Inland Mission. He worked in western Queensland as a patrol padre from 1935-1941, and collaborated with Flynn in pioneering the Flying Doctor Service. In 1938, he married Margaret (Meg) McKay, a nursing sister who shared his mission work with the A.I.M.

During the Second World War he was appointed as the R.A.A.F. Presbyterian chaplain on Laverton Base, Victoria, and served in the Middle East and Italy. McKay succeeded Flynn as superintendent of the A.I.M. in 1951 and continued to expand the A.I.M.'s medical and educational services among outback people for the next 23 years. He became moderator-general of the Presbyterian Church of Australia in 1970-1973, and was involved in the establishment of the Uniting Church. In 1998, he was created a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC). McKay died in Sydney in 2000.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 8127, MS Acc01.068.

Related Material Interview with Reverend Fred McKay; Located at; National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 2274. 
Subjects McKay, Fred, - 1907-2000 - Archives.  |  Presbyterian Church of Australia - Clergy - Archives.  |  Australia. - Royal Australian Air Force - Chaplains - Archives.  |  Presbyterian Church of Australia - Missions.  |  Australian Inland Mission.  |  Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia.  |  Clergy - Australia - Archives.  |  Missionaries - Australia - Archives.  |  Military chaplains - Australia - Archives.  |  Christian leadership - Presbyterian Church of Australia.  |  Church work - Presbyterian Church of Australia.  |  Missions - Queensland.
Time Coverage 1919-2000 
Occupation Clergy.  |  Missionaries.  |  Chaplains.
Other authors/contributors Australian Inland Mission  |  Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia
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500 |aManuscript reference no.: MS 8127, MS Acc01.068.
506 |aPart available for research; part requires permission for research. Not for loan.
520 |aMS 8127 comprises funeral memorabilia relating to Reverend Fred McKay including two videocassettes of the funeral and memorial services, and an invitation to the dedication of the Fred and Meg Peace Garden, 6 August 2000 (1 packet).
520 |aThe Acc01.068 instalment comprises correspondence, diaries, notebooks and files relating to people and organisations that McKay was involved with, including John Flynn, the R.A.A.F., Presbyterian Church and the Australian Inland Mission. There is some material relating to McKay's service as moderator-general. The collection also includes Uniting Church cuttings, drafts, photographs, tapes, videocassettes and objects (74 boxes, 2 fol. boxes, 3 poster rolls, 3 briefcases, 5 other boxes).
544 0 |dInterview with Reverend Fred McKay;|eLocated at;|aNational Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 2274.
545 0 |aPresbyterian minister. James Frederick (Fred) McKay was born in Mackay, Queensland in 1907, the third of nine children. He attended Thornburgh College in Charters Tower as a boarder. In 1933, he graduated with a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Emmanuel College, University of Queensland. McKay was the Presbyterian minister at Southport in Queensland when he met Reverend John Flynn and decided to join the Australian Inland Mission. He worked in western Queensland as a patrol padre from 1935-1941, and collaborated with Flynn in pioneering the Flying Doctor Service. In 1938, he married Margaret (Meg) McKay, a nursing sister who shared his mission work with the A.I.M.
545 0 |aDuring the Second World War he was appointed as the R.A.A.F. Presbyterian chaplain on Laverton Base, Victoria, and served in the Middle East and Italy. McKay succeeded Flynn as superintendent of the A.I.M. in 1951 and continued to expand the A.I.M.'s medical and educational services among outback people for the next 23 years. He became moderator-general of the Presbyterian Church of Australia in 1970-1973, and was involved in the establishment of the Uniting Church. In 1998, he was created a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC). McKay died in Sydney in 2000.
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710 2 |aAustralian Inland Mission.
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953 |aManuscripts subject term: Theology
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