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[Australian Inland Mission map collection]
Bib ID 7245186
Format MapMap, OnlineOnline
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Scale Scales differ (E 112°00ʹ--E 154°00ʹ/S 9°00ʹ--S 44°00ʹ). 
Description [1922-1970] 
19 maps : chiefly colour 
Biography/History

The Australian Inland Mission was established by the Presbyterian Church of Australia's Board of Inland Missions on the recommendation of Reverend John Flynn, in 1912 on the needs of Outback people. Flynn was appointed organising agent and superintendent. Eight patrols and hospitals in several towns formed the basis of A.I.M. activities, established to create a 'mantle of safety' for the people of the remote regions of Western Australia, South Australia, the Northern Territory and Queensland. It also included the Far North Children's Health Scheme, Old Timer's Homes, hostels and colleges. To improve communications and help overcome Outback isolation, Flynn encouraged the creation of the pedal wireless, invented by Alf Traeger, which featured a generator operated by pedal power similar to a bicycle. The Flying Doctor Service was established and administered by the A.I.M. from 1928-1939 at Cloncurry, then was incorporated into the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia. Reverend Flynn died in 1951 and the Reverend Fred McKay was appointed Superintendent. He continued the work of the A.I.M.'s services for Outback people. In 1977 the A.I.M. changed its name to Uniting Church in Australia Frontier Services.

Notes

Collection of published and manuscript maps relating to the Australian Inland Mission including the Inlander map of Australia (1922), A community survey of Australia map, the A.I.M. Jubilee map (1962), maps of A.I.M. patrols, Flying Doctor Service base charts, A.I.M. nursing homes and radio experiment maps, pastoral maps of South Australia and Western Australia, and maps of the Northern Territory and Queensland. The geographical coverage of the collection is on inland Australia, and the more remote parts of Western Australia, Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory. The collection represents the work of A.I.M. leaders to educate and report on the role of the organisation and its impact.

Title supplied by cataloguer.

Maps in this collection are individually catalogued.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-387524330

Related Material Related material: Records of the Australian Inland Mission (Records of the Uniting Church in Australia Frontier Services, 1897-2011); National Library of Australia manuscript collection MS 5574 and MS Acc12.048.  Related material: Australian Inland Mission collection National Library of Australia PIC Cold store Pic AIM #P850/1-3198 and PIC LOC Nitrate Store Box 38.  Related material: Collection of pedal wireless sets and parts, and other items relating to the Australian Inland Mission and the Royal Flying Doctor Service; National Library of Australia pictures collection PIC OBJ A40003752-A40003922. 
Subjects Flynn, John, 1880-1951 -- Maps.  |  McKay, Fred, 1907-2000 -- Maps.  |  Australian Inland Mission.  |  Presbyterian Church of Australia -- Missions -- Maps.  |  Uniting Church in Australia. Frontier Services -- Maps.  |  Flying Doctor Service of Australia.  |  Presbyterian Church -- Australia -- Missions.  |  Aeronautics in medicine -- Australia -- Maps.  |  Missions -- Australia, Central -- Maps.  |  Australia -- Maps.
Time Coverage 1922-1970 
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[A.I.M. map collection]

[AIM map collection]

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Call Number: MAP Australian Inland Mission map collection
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