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Corporate entry Royal Flying Doctor Service (1928 - )

From
1928
Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
Functions
Hospitals or Clinics
Website
http://www.flyingdoctor.net/
Location
Cloncurry, Queensland

Summary

The Royal Flying Doctor Service was established in Cloncurry, in 1928, with the aim of providing medical services to remote areas of inland Australia. The first flight took place on May 17 1928, from Cloncurry to Julia Creek. The Service has grown over the years, with new bases founded and the area covered broadened. Bases, such as Cloncurry have been closed or relocated as needs change and more central locations required.

Published resources

Books

  • Batstone, Kay, Outback Heroes: 75 Years of the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Lothian, South Melbourne, 2003, 228 pp. Details
  • Langford, Stephen, The leading edge: innovation, technology and people in Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service, UWA Publishing, Crawley (W.A.), 2015, 414 pp. Details
  • Wilson, George, The Flying Doctor Story, Cyan Press, Glen Waverley, 1993, 160 pp. Details
  • Woldendorp, Richard, Australia's Flying Doctors: the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, Pan Macmillan, Sydney, 1994, 161 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Litherland, Gary and Simkin, Max, 'The Early Days of the Royal Flying Doctor [Service]', in John Pearn (ed.), Pioneer Medicine in Australia, Amphion Press, Brisbane, 1988, pp. 207-217. Details
  • Smithurst, Barry, 'Pioneer Doctors of the Royal Flying Doctor Service', in John Pearn (ed.), Health, History and Horizons, Amphion Press, Brisbane, 1992, pp. 155-164. Details

Edited Books

  • O'Leary, T. J. (ed.), Western Wings of Care: a Personal Memoir of Aviation Development and Clinical Life with the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Outback Australia, Amphion Press, Brisbane, 1988, 118 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Langford, Stephen A., 'The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia: its Foundation and Early Development', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 161, no. 1, 1994, pp. 91-94. Details
  • Smyth, A.D., 'The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia: its Foundations and Early Development', Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 162, no. 3, 1995, pp. 167-168. Details

Reviews

  • Hobbins, Peter, review of Langford, Stephen, The leading edge: innovation, technology and people in Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service (2015), Health and History, vol. 18, no. 2, 2016, pp. 121-3. Details

Online Resources

See also

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