Aerial view of CamoowealJudy Williams has created a blog containing transcripts of the diaries of her Father, Howard Kettle, called ‘Hey Jude – Outback Travels of my Father… 1929 – 1935.  

Howard was a Patrol Padre with the Methodist Inland Mission, now the Uniting Church in Australia Frontier Services, based in Camooweal in Queensland.

The blog allows readers to share in Howard’s work as a minister in remote Australia, his humour, and his tales of the people of the outback in the early 30s. 


Right: An aerial view of Camooweal in the 1930s. Australian Inland Mission Collection of the National Library of Australia. 

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