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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…

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WHAT CHALLENGES MIGHT MEL HAVE HAD IN RECEIVING EMERGENCY MEDICAL HELP IF SHE HAD LIVED IN 1880? Complete the reverse chronology table below. How might the outcome for Mel have been different? Mel is riding a horse across a paddock in 1880. Its leg gets stuck in a wombat hole and she is thrown to…

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WHAT HAD TO BE DONE (BEFORE THIS PHOTO WAS TAKEN) FOR MEL TO GET MEDICAL HELP? Mel is airlifted by the Royal Flying Doctor Service to Alice Springs Hospital Mel is travelling across a farming property on a motorbike. The wheel gets stuck in a wombat hole and she is thrown from the bike.

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REVERSE CHRONOLOGY This is Helen Springs Station as seen on Google Earth. Open Google Maps in a new browser and type in Helen Springs Station to go on a virtual excursion. Make 5 observations of the local environment you see around you.