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THINK During COVID-19 people in affected parts of the world were required to change to remote health facilities, as they were no longer able to access face-to-face medical care, except in emergency situations. This may have seemed revolutionary, but, due to the remote nature of inland Australia, we have a long history of remote health.

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BUILDING YOUR EXHIBIT There are many formats you could use to present your information: Interpretive text panel with annotated images Model with audio recording Object A short video or animation Visitor podcast Brochure Here is a model of an outback house made by a grade 5/6 student at the School of the Air in Broken…

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SCENARIO: THE ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE IS BUILDING A NEW SECTION ONTO THEIR MUSEUM IN BROKEN HILL CALLED ‘HELPING AUSTRALIA SHRINK’ ABOUT THE SERVICES THEY PROVIDE FOR THE ‘AUSTRALIAN INLANDERS’. EVERY MONTH, A SCHOOL IS ASKED TO PROVIDE EXHIBITS FOR THE NEW AREA. In pairs or individually, develop a piece for inclusion in the exhibition.…

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IN SMALL GROUPS YOU WILL BE ALLOCATED ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TOPICS. How did John Flynn help Australia shrink? How did Alfred Traeger and his invention help Australia shrink? How did the School of the Air help Australia shrink? How did HV MacKay help Australia shrink? How do Bush Clinics help Australia shrink? What sort…

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WHILE WE OFTEN THINK OF THE ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE AS ONE OF THE GROUPS THAT HELPED AUSTRALIA GROW IN THE 20TH CENTURY, IT ALSO HELPED AUSTRALIA SHRINK BY CONNECTING PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE CONTINENT TO IMPORTANT SERVICES. Take a virtual trip to the Royal Flying Doctor Service museum in Broken Hill to conduct research on…

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MEASURING DISTANCE Here is a page from a Royal Flying Doctor Service crew log. It shows some of the pickups that have occurred in the last week. RFDS Base Departed Location of Injured Person Hospital that patient was flown to Distance Travelled Meekatharra Tibooburra Adelaide Alice Springs Uluru Alice Springs Hospital Port Hedland Marble Bar…