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History. Started as a dream of Rev. John Flynn of the Presbyterian Church. First base opened in Queensland on the 15 th of May 1928 Original name was Australian Inland Mission Aerial Medical Service They did not own their own planes until the 1960s

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History

History

  • Started as a dream of Rev. John Flynn of the Presbyterian Church.

  • First base opened in Queensland on the 15th of May 1928

  • Original name was Australian Inland Mission Aerial Medical Service

  • They did not own their own planes until the 1960s

  • In 1942, A.A.M.S. became "The Flying Doctor Service."


History

Aerial ambulance in 1927

Rev. John Flynn

First flight May 17, 1928 by “Victory”


History

The Australian $20 note


Royal flying doctor bases

Royal Flying Doctor Bases

  • Victoria

    • First base opened 1935 in Wyndam

  • New South Wales

    • Became operational in 1937

  • South Australia and Northern Territory

    • Alice Springs 1939

  • Goldfields Western Australia

    • The Eastern half officially opened in 1937, however service dates back to

      1932-1931

  • Rest of Western Australia

    • Port Hedland became operative on October 10, 1936 and the first medical flight was made on the opening day.

  • Queensland

    • Queensland Section was not registered in its own right until 1939. The Cloncurry base remained operational until 1964 when it was relocated to Mt Isa. 1928.

  • Tasmania

    • July 1960, although emergency medical flights were operated in Tasmania long before that, going back to the 1930s.


Rfds today

RFDS Today

  • Today they have a fleet of 53 aircrafts that have the latest navigational technology

  • There are 21 bases that are located all over Australia

  • Their pilots fly the equivalent of 25 round trips to the moon and back in one year.

  • Doctors and flight nurses are responsible for the care of nearly 270,000 patients!

  • In 2008, RFDS celebrated 80 years of service.

  • Interview with Dr. Patrick Treacy


History

Rainforest Station Tours


Indigenous history

Indigenous History

  • Djabugay “Daj-bu-guy” aboriginal people have lived here for over 10,000 years

  • European explorers came for the gold prospects and timber industry in the early 1800s

  • In 1888 the building of roads and railway began. This paved the way for trade and the movement of people over the mountains.

  • In the mid 1890s an infamous massacre, known as the Speewah massacre occurred due to the constriction of the roads and railways in the area.

  • The population of the “Bama” (rainforest) people in the Cairns area was estimated at between 4000 and 5000, but by the turn of the century their numbers had rapidly declined, overtaken by the “Gadja” (ghost spirit), or white man settlers.


The didg

The didg…

  • Aboriginal artist and musician plays the didgeridoo.


What to do

What to do???

  • Kuranda Riverboat Cruise

  • Birdworld

  • Butterfly Sanctuary

  • Koala Gardens

  • Batreach

  • Kuranda Candy Kitchen (Candy Making Demos)

  • Australian Venom Zoo 

  • Rainforestation (All Inclusive Package)

  • Shopping and Markets

  • Walk in the Rainforest (Self Guided)

  • Skyrail Experience (includes two mid-station stops)

  • Scenic Railway


Open market shopping

Open Market Shopping

Daydreams

Candy Kitchen

Evert Opals

Homemade Ice cream

Mango Wines


History

Bird World

Kuranda

Australian Venom Zoo

Koala Gardens

Australian Butterfly Sanctuary


Barron gorge national park walks

Barron Gorge National Park Walks

  • These trails were originally developed by the Djabugai Aboriginal tribe when they hunted and gathered food in their traditional tribal lands.


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